British Parliament approves controversial internal market bill which could affect Brexit deal

The British Parliament has approved a controversial law that will change elements of the Brexit agreement, despite MPs from the Government side being against this move.

Parts of internal market bill will be imposed on the agreement signed with the European Union, in respect of Northern Ireland and state aid.

The agreement is intended to ensure that trade between the four UK countries remains barrier-free after Brexit and to prevent trade being disrupted if no agreement is reached with the European Union. The Government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the law as an important legal barrier.

The UK is currently in a period of transition, where it must follow European Union rules until the end of the year.