Blog: UK’s top legal advisers divided over move to override Brexit deal: Guardian – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: European Union and British flags flutter in front of a chancellery ahead of a visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

(Reuters) – The British government’s top legal advisers are divided over it’s move to override the Brexit withdrawal deal, The Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday, citing legal advice in a three–page letter marked “official – sensitive”.

Scotland’s Advocate General Richard Keen advised that ministers would be breaching ministerial code if they defied international law, the report said.

Attorney General Suella Braverman and Solicitor General Michael Ellis argued ministerial code applies only to UK law, according to the report.

Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese

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