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Posts Tagged: European Court of Justice
Our snap survey. Seven out of ten party members think May was right to agree last week’s Brexit deal
Perhaps while Party members don’t like elements of the deal very much, their main emotional reaction to it is simply relief that trade talks are set to begin.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.
“If we remain under the European Court of Justice and we’re making large, obligatory payments to the budget…we will have stayed in the European Union.”
The Cabinet Ministers who backed Leave have gone along with a payment of some £50 billion. But they are digging in their heels over the role of the court – rightly.
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
James Cartlidge: We should consider joining EFTA – which would give us the brake on unskilled EU migration that we may need
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
There are some areas where continued jurisdiction for the ECJ is defensible and may, pragmatically, be the best route forward.
“It’s a very simple thing: if economically it’s better to have to have an arrangement that works for our business and our economy then we’ll do it.”
It would be the easiest, least disruptive, and most productive way for this country to genuinely leave the EU until we have a bespoke UK-EU deal.
By raising the possibility that EU law could retain its power after March 2019, the Prime Minister risks inflaming the concerns of Leavers.
Nadhim Zahawi: So Juncker wants a Brexit negotiation miracle. Here’s one for a start – he should stop playing games.
We have set out reasonable negotiating positions and we have done whatever we can to accommodate the demands of the EU.
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
To salvage her Brexit policy, May must now ensure that her government is ready for No Deal. Or it won’t last.
There is time to correct the lack of preparedness of our customs and computers for 2019. But it is running out.
May in Florence. She confirms that she wants an implementation phase. Having one is unavoidable – but also dangerous.
There is no guarantee that the EU27 and the Commission will accept her ideas. And there may be no deal at all. In which case the question lingers: are we ready?