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I was under the impression that this was still under some debate, with a non-binding reading from the EU courts suggesting that the UK could withdraw unilaterally following a democratic process.

So does Corbyn or "somebody else" issuing a withdrawal letter before an election count as democratic???

It's a mess, that's for sure.

by asdf on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 02:28:49 AM EST
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The EJC issued a binding finding that the UK had the unilateral right to withdraw its A.50 notification until such time as Brexit had actually happened. After that A.49 applies, i.e. the UK would have to re-apply for membership like any other third party. Any UK government cold do so, in accordance with its own constitution - with or without "a democratic event" beforehand.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 08:04:25 PM EST
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