December 5, 2018
The scale of the deceit of Theresa May’s so-called “worst deal in history” deal has been dramatically revealed after the government was forced to publish a key legal document by a vote in Parliament.
Members of Parliament received the document Wednesday morning, and it was due to the published to the public around 11:30. Yet scanned pages of the paper quickly spread on social media as opposition politicians shared what they had received.
Controversially, the legal advice reveals that with Theresa May’s Brexit deal there would be regulatory and customs checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland — in effect creating a border in the Irish sea between two equal and full parts of the United Kingdom.
— Lucy Allan MP (@lucyallan) December 4, 2018
All parts of the United Kingdom being treated equally in negotiations and the status of Northern Ireland within the country not being challenged was a key “red line” of the government in Brexit negotiations, but the document clearly reveals that line has been crossed.
Explaining how the European Union will continue to set rules in Northern Ireland — an arrangement which deal critic and Brexiteer Boris Johnson has characterised as turning the British province into an “economic semi-colony of the EU” — the legal advice made clear how Ulster would be treated by the European Union.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:08 am