Robert Buckland urged to join Lord Keen in quitting over Brexit bill

Exclusive: Justice secretary’s position is untenable, says former Tory attorney general

The justice secretary, Robert Buckland, is facing calls to resign over government plans to override international law after another senior law officer, Lord Keen, quit rather than continue to support the controversial policy.

Downing Street confirmed Keen’s departure as advocate general for Scotland. In his resignation letter, he said he “found it increasingly difficult to reconcile what I consider to be my obligations as a law officer with your policy intentions”.

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