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The party of Corbyn had best get to picking through the EU's proposed (financial) settlement bill for UK. That is to  sort (1) existing "club" privileges from (2) unrealized, future, third-country "membership" loyalty points demanded.

iirc, EU demand for payment UK commitment to the budget (2014-2020) includes UK "membership" insurance --wide-ranging programmatic benefit coverage including but not limited to duty-free customs enforcement-- until 2021. That is two years from the date of withdrawal 2019. Call that "transition" already on the table, if you will.

Also the exercise may allow the party to situate its vision with a right to reserve membership in the EEA, now that dear leader has conceded the efficacy of free-flow of EU nationals into the UK but not ECJ supremacy. It's a big "fig leaf" of cetainty and UK declaration won't require EP approval ... o, wait.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Aug 27th, 2017 at 05:28:17 PM EST

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