Ministers are concerned that Liz Truss’s plans to review the 2019 Brexit deal could take up to a year to implement due to plots to stop new legislation from passing Parliament.
Former Tory cabinet minister Lord Patten said yesterday that he would oppose the “totally intolerable” legislation.
“If Johnson intends to try to nullify an agreement that he himself signed, I cannot, as a Conservative, support this in Lords and I am sure that will be the case with many of my colleagues,” he said.
“But then we don’t have a Conservative government.
“What we have is an English nationalist government with a cult of Johnson.”