August 06, 2018

EU Judges Can “Interpret” Withdrawal Bill However They Like

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

So this is a story I’ve been sitting on for a few days, but I’ve just not gotten around to talking about it. It’s another serious blow to Brexit.

The Express reported several days ago that UK officials are planning on giving EU judges the final say on crucial Brexit decisions – and this isn’t overhyped fearmongering. It’s literally the case.

The British government has agreed to give the European Court of Justice the final say to break deadlock in troublesome negotiations regarding the withdrawal agreements. This means that judges from the ECJ will have the final say on the Irish backstop, assuming that the final deal on trade between the UK and Brussels results in checks on the Irish border.

If you’re still unclear on the “backstop”, think of it as a safety net. Given I’m totally useless when it comes to sports (the lads at school were so angry if me and my best mate Connor were ever put on their football team), I had no idea it was a reference to baseball. Apparently the “backstop” is a fence behind the catcher, which stops the ball leaving the field.

So the backstop is a fall-back option if negotiations don’t go well – and on June 7th, the government published a policy paper entitled “Technical note on temporary customs agreement.” In it, they explain:

“The UK’s proposal is that in the circumstances in which the backstop is agreed to apply, a temporary customs arrangement should exist between the UK and the EU.”

The temporary customs arrangement would be put in place to avoid a backstop that would apply only to Northern Ireland – effectively splitting Ireland in two. We can’t have that! (No, seriously, we can’t – Ireland’s pretty bloody volatile!). So the backstop would, instead, apply to the whole of the UK – meaning a temporary customs arrangement would be put in place on the whole country if they can’t negotiate a proper deal.

So the news that the government is giving the ECJ the final say on the backstop is serious – and further down the line, the ECJ will be able to make rulings about the final withdrawal agreement. Given the final agreement will become EU law, the ECJ will be able to make rulings about the interpretation of the agreement. So the UK might resist, and we may well technically leave the EU, but they’ll still be there. Over our shoulder. Watching.

Anne Marie Waters is right when she says that we’ll never be free of the European Union until it dies. As long as the EU exists, they’ll exert some kind of control over us. They’ll come back and reinterpret our final deal, put pressure on us to avoid being too competitive, and ultimately do everything they can to make life difficult for us.

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commented 2018-08-07 04:10:28 -0400
Good point Stephen E…. To which I would certainly add Stefan Lofven of Sweden and of course Emmanuel Macron of France…
commented 2018-08-07 03:37:07 -0400
This is so depressing to read. May, Merkel, Trudeau. Three clown who have little to no idea of what they are doing, or what they are doing to their respective countries.
commented 2018-08-06 19:55:20 -0400
I took the liberty of copying this comment from Katie Hopkins page and installed it here because I think it is well said and important.
Barry Rumpf Winston Schmidt • 4 days ago.

That’s the problem; the public are watching and waiting. What are they waiting for. 50,000 vigilantes instead of going to the FA Cup final should arm themselves with clubs and pitchforks and descend on the "no-go areas of Birmingham and Manchester and beat the shit out of every towel headed grub they see and keep doing it until they get on a boat to Brussels. If the cops turn up then beat them too until they run away, which they will. You need to get to the point where the establishment has to call out the army, then the army will rebel. Being nice and keeping the stiff upper lip will not work. You musty have blood on the streets and plenty of it but not white English blood ever again.
This is coming to you from Australia where we despair at the fate of Britain as we knew it.
commented 2018-08-06 19:30:07 -0400
Can anybody here remember, in days of yore, when Politicians used to be gentle persons and were honest?
commented 2018-08-06 18:50:20 -0400
Theresa May must be the worst Prime Minister that Britain has ever known. To put it bluntly she is bloody useless. Unfortunately she knows what she is doing and as far as Remainers are concerned, She dose a good job. Leaving the EU was never her intention any more than it was the intentions of the Marxist whom she works for. Calling her a traitor is a waste of time, she dose not care and will not care until she has to face up to the 17.4 million people who voted ‘Out’ in the referendum that was held, ( this figure is said to be low now, due to the number of additional people that have seen what is happening and changed there minds). With a majority of 1.5 million, the Brexateers thought they had won and had been told that the vote would be binding and the break, with the EU clean and final. Then along came May(be) and shafted them all.
The Revolution that will happen, if May continues with her deviousness, will make the French Revolution look like the Teddy Bears Picnic.

The choice is yours Ms May but remember whatever happens, you will not win.
commented 2018-08-06 17:47:30 -0400
When you’re speaking to/about the old Soviet union" you were speaking about the Bolsheviks and they are behind the effort right now to destabilize every democracy in the world and overrun with things they cannot absorb.!!! I hate to say it folks and nobody wants to hear this but the Bolsheviks are * Who sill practice the doctrines of the T*.. Look into the history of the Soviet union and confirm to your own self which group of people mass murdered the most in history.!!!

Incidentally they are still at it
commented 2018-08-06 17:04:02 -0400
That has an eerie similarity to the old Soviet Union… Once you were “in” you could theoretically opt out but that was also considered “subversion”… So damned if you do, damned if you don’t…