September 9, 2019 / 8:01 PM / 4 months ago

UK foreign minister Raab - Government will always respect the rule of law

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will always respect the rule of law, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, responding to concerns that Prime Minister Boris Johnson could ignore legislation that may force him to delay Brexit.

“This government will always respect the rule of law. That’s been our clear position, consistently, and frankly it’s outrageous that that is even in doubt,” Raab told parliament.

“Of course, how the rule of law will be respected is normally straightforward, but sometimes it can be more complex because there are conflicting laws or competing legal advice.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by William James, editing by Alistair Smout

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