Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday acknowledged his “doubts” about the Boris Johnson administration’s plan to amend the Brexit deal, in line with criticisms already voiced by other former leaders such as John Major, Theresa May and Tony Blair and Gordon Brown .
The Single Market Act proposed by Johnson opens the door to amending the Protocol on Northern Ireland in the Withdrawal Agreement, which would imply the review of an already ratified pact and – as the government itself has recognized – would violate international law.
“Passing the law and violating international obligations is the last thing that should be considered, the last resort,” Cameron said Monday in a statement in which he spoke for the first time about the open pulse in recent days between London and London spoke Brussels, according to Sky News.
“I have doubts about what has been proposed,” added the former prime minister, who left Downing Street after the referendum in June 2016, in which the majority voted for Britain to leave the European Union.
Former Attorney General Geoffrey Cox announced Monday that he will reject Johnson’s initiative if it is put to the vote in the House of Commons as it would do “inconceivable” damage to the country’s reputation, the BBC reports.