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Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

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Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit planLONDON (AP) — Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages the U.K.'s reputation. In an article in The Sunday Times, John Major and Tony Blair slammed the current British government for “shaming” the country with legislation that, in places, goes against the very deal it signed to allow for the U.K.'s smooth departure from the EU earlier this year. Major, a Conservative prime minister from 1990 to 1997, and Blair, his...
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News video: Former UK prime ministers Blair and Major hit out at Johnson over controversial new Brexit bill

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"This way of negotiating, with reason cast aside in pursuit of ideology and cavalier bombast posing as serious diplomacy, is irresponsible, wrong in principle and dangerous in practice," the former UK leaders said.

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