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Liz Truss faces Lords’ Northern Ireland protocol rebellion

Peers from all parties seeking to stop bill getting on statute books amid hope of more optimistic talks

Liz Truss is facing a rebellion in the House of Lords over the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol which is proceeding to its next stage just as negotiations to end the dispute with the EU are resumed.

It is scheduled to get a second reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday but peers organising the rebellion are planning to let it squeak through for tactical reasons.

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