9/14, 1:29 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Another UK govt official resigns over market bill

Rehman Chishti, United Kingdom Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), announced his resignation on Monday following the proposition of the Internal Market Bill draft, which goes against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement previously signed by the UK and the European Union.

"I've written to the PM resigning as PM's Special Envoy on FoRB. I can't support Internal Market Bill in its current form, which unilaterally breaks UK's legal commitments," Chishti tweeted, adding that the "values of respecting the rule of law and honoring one's word are dear" to him.

Jonathan Jones, UK's British Treasury solicitor and permanent secretary of the Government Legal Department, also announced his resignation last week after a dispute with Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the UK's approach to the post-Brexit negotiations.

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