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Former British ambassador to US warns internal market bill would endanger future trade deals
Britain’s former ambassador to Washington has described the internal market bill as “hugely damaging to our international reputation”, warning that it could deter other countries from entering into agreements with the UK in the future.
The bill survived its latest parliamentary hurdle on Monday night, passing its second reading in the House of Commons by a margin of 77 votes. Kim Darroch told the Guardian that it becomes law, in violation of the withdrawal agreement signed with the EU last year, it would endanger the country’s prospects of achieving trade deals with the EU and the US, and have an enduring impact on its global standing.