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I'm beginning to think we need acut out and keep guide of what is poosible.

If you leave the ECJ, what things are no longer possible?

If we leave the Customs union, etc etc

Cos I find I get confused as to where the govt are coming from even given the massive ignorance and cntradiction going on

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 at 06:35:33 PM EST
May's hard line on ECJ made almost everything impossible. Softening that makes many things possible and is a prerequisite to damage minimisation.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 at 07:50:40 PM EST
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Major trade deals often provide for an arbitration court made up of Judges nominated by both sides to deal with disputes.  But that is for trade disputes.

That doesn't include dealing with the rights of EU citizens in the UK for example, although I suppose a compromise is possible whereby rights accrued before the date of Brexit are dealt with by the ECJ, and subsequently all is dealt with by UK judges.

But I remain to be convinced that a trade deal is possible in the near term - expectations are too far apart.  What we must remember is that any concessions the EU makes will form the basis for all future exit negotiations and trade deals, so the EU will be extremely reluctant to set precedents others may seek to build on.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 at 10:40:03 PM EST
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