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Suzanne Breen

Unexpected twist in Brexit saga has further polarised opinion

Suzanne Breen

Politicians normally duck and dive around awkward questions. Brandon Lewis dispensed with such manoeuvrings when quizzed on the Government's new Brexit plan.

"Yes, this does break international law in a very specific and limited way," he told the House of Commons.

In Northern Ireland, there are those who admire the chutzpah of the Secretary of State. Everybody else wants to bring back Julian Smith.