July 30, 2018
European judges will have the final say on a range of key Brexit battlegrounds, it has been revealed.
If there is no agreement between Britain and the EU over withdrawal terms, the European Court of Justice will be the final arbitrator.
It means the court could decide on crucial aspects of Britain’s departure from the union, including the rights of EU citizens in the UK and the £39 billion divorce bill.
Discussing the former point, former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith told The Times: ‘This would be akin to saying that a UK citizen living in America could have their rights protected by a UK court.’
Another area in which the court could have the power of arbitration is over the so-called ‘backstop’ guarantee of no hard border between Ireland and the UK.
This article was posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:39 am