Amal Clooney has resigned as the government’s envoy on media freedom over Boris Johnson’s plans to renege on parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

In a letter to Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, Ms Clooney said that she was “dismayed to learn that the government intends to pass legislation — the Internal Market Bill — which would, by the government’s own admission, break international law if enacted”.

The resignation of Ms Clooney, a human rights lawyer, comes days after Lord Keen of Elie, the advocate-general for Scotland, left the government in protest at ministers’ approach to the international treaty governing the UK’s departure from the EU.

Ms Clooney, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, said that she found it “lamentable for the


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