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I thought so! Difficult to make a more succinct review.
Di (amina046) said:
Difficult to make a more succinct review.
I agree. Thanks for posting it.
Today in Parliament is going to be an interesting day!
Britain will set out new details of its blueprint for life outside the European Union on Wednesday, publishing legislation a government minister acknowledged would break international law in a "limited way" and which could sour trade talks.Read more from U.S.
Ahead of a crucial round of talks between London and Brussels over the future trading relationship between the UK and the European Union, the British government sayswould be prepared to break the terms of an international treaty.Read more from CNN
Di (amina046) said:
"the British government says would be prepared to break the terms of an international treaty."
It's a negotiating tactic. If there's a deal with the EU, it won't happen. If the EU refuses a deal and seeks to split NI off from the rest of UK, then we will unilaterally nullify that part of the treaty. Hopefully it won't be necessary.
BoJo to Donald:
Anything you can do I can do better - Annie Get Your Gun - Betty Hutton and Howard Keel
Or perhaps I ought to say, I hope it's a negotiating tactic, because not honouring a treaty is something we should not do and I would be surprised if there's no attempt to overthrow Johnson if he carries on with that policy.
The European Union stepped up planning for a "no-deal" Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government refused to revoke a plan to break the divorce treaty that Brussels says will sink four years of talks.Read more from U.S.
"The European Union stepped up planning for a "no-deal" Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government refused to revoke a plan to break the divorce treaty that Brussels says will sink four years of talks."
I don't think we should renege on a treaty that we've freely made. However I suspect this is games playing to try and move the negotiations forward on fisheries and subsidies. I hope so anyway.
The reason seems to be that the Gov has realised that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it would be possible for the EU to split Northern Ireland off from the rest of the UK by interpreting the Treaty in a way that was not envisaged by the UK when it was signed.
Obviously, we can't allow that to happen.
I expect the EU to give assurances and for the Gov to withdraw the Bill. However, I don't know that will happen.