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Stewart Wood
Apologies for the spanner in the works, but a Brexit deal based on keeping just Northern Ireland in the EU customs union seems to directly run up counter the Government’s Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018. As Jacob Rees-Mogg knows: because it was his amendment...
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Stewart Wood Oct 16
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This clause (Section 55, or shall we call it the Rees-Mogg backstop) is legally based on the GATT definition of a "customs territory". It can't therefore be invalidated merely by the Govt deeming that under their Brexit Deal, Northern Ireland isn't really in the EU Customs Union.
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Stewart Wood Oct 16
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Given the Rees-Mogg amendment, I'd be interested to know Government lawyers' thinking on whether the PM can go ahead & agree a Brexit Deal involving Nthn Ireland still in the EU Customs Union without a serious risk of injunction. Anyone know a lawyer who might give me their view?
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Stewart Wood Oct 16
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Brexit Bin 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 #FBPE #RevokeRemain Oct 16
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Oldham-Made Oct 16
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Makes sense; JRM putting in his own blocker to ensure that the only option to revoking Art50 and staying an EU member is for a No Deal Brexit, which will make him and his mates even more wealthy than they are now. No Deal is, and always has been, JRM's (and ERG's) goal.
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Hannes Steffenhagen Oct 16
This assumes that JRM and crew planned this over a year in advance, yet in daily communications I see little evidence they plan so much as a day in advance.
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Daniel Terhorst-North Oct 16
Thoughts on this?
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Jo Maugham QC Oct 16
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Have just tweeted.
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Brexit Bin 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 #FBPE #RevokeRemain Oct 16
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