Boris Johnson news: Queen signs Brexit bill into law as PM warned against ‘foolish’ attempt to rush trade deals with US and EU

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation has cleared all stages in parliament after it received royal assent. It follows an EU warning of “sanctions” if Mr Johnson’s government fails to implement controversial goods checks in the Irish Sea after Brexit.

Opposition MPs warned the government it would be “foolish” to rush trade deals with both the EU and the US this year. Trump official Steven Mnuchin said Washington expects a US-UK trade deal to be done in 2020 – despite a growing row over No 10’s planned “tech tax”.

Elsewhere, Keir Starmer paused his Labour leadership campaign after his mother-in-law was admitted to hospital, while a formal bullying complaint has been filed against former speaker John Bercow by his most senior Commons clerk.

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