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new "strand" of EUWA2018 resembling European Union (Withdrawal)(No. 6)Bill (HC Bill 433)
European Union (Withdrawal)(No. 2) Act 2019
hereinafter "EUWA-2-2019" for entertainment purposes only

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 10:59:37 PM EST
(It appears from the table of contents that euractive editorial begins the week with a crabby disposition.)

Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker

On Monday (16 September), after comparing himself to berserk comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader will enjoy a genteel working lunch with the EU Commission president.
Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who will join the leaders for their talks in Juncker's native Grand Duchy, has said he has "no reason to be optimistic". And the European Parliament will this week vote on a resolution rejecting Johnson's demand that the so-called "Irish backstop" clause be stripped from the deal.

Johnson [like T. May] insists this measure, which temporarily keeps the UK [specifically NI] in the EU customs union, has to go if he is to bring the agreement back to the House of Commons.

Recognition of and prohibition of UK modification to the GFA "all Ireland" were adopted by UK 1998 statutes and affirmed in EU Withdrawal Agreement 2018: There is actually no disputed border. There ares actually disputed customs collection methods between "High Parties" to BREXIT.
"A huge amount of progress is being made," he said, referring to "technical talks" on border procedures between his Brexit adviser David Frost and Barnier's team.
UK refuses to commit to customs duty collections on goods originating in NI ("alternative arrangements"). Develops this obstinate position against tariffs into a story about negotiations to modify non-negotiable WA, threats to install border barriers prohibited by several UK statutes. Crowd roars, gnashes teeth, consults psychiatric manuals. Lords Spirituall.
"I can't objectively tell you whether the contacts we have undertaken with Mr. Johnson's government will lead to an agreement between now and mid-October," [Barnier] said. After that meeting, the speaker of the parliament [President] David Sassoli unveiled the Brexit resolution, which would insist that the backstop remain in the deal.

"The resolution says that if there is a no-deal departure, then that is entirely the responsibility of the United Kingdom," he said.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 05:33:46 PM EST
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"the responsibility of the United Kingdom"

Now comes interpretation from RTE of dramatic claims from unreliable UK interlocutors purporting STYMIED "negotiations" of the PMs in the past 2 years. Having uncritically accepted the supposition--invented by T. May for the delectation of rapid Tories--that "the deal" respecting the PROTOCOL ON IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND indefinitely imposes EU regulation on all of UK manufactures and territorial sovereignty ("teh union"), Mr Connelly reconsiders Johnson's denunciation of dissembling Tory "backstop" cant as compared to the actual, legal text of the WA in part.  

Brexit Gamble: Boris Johnson and the Northern Ireland-only backstop, 14 Sep.

"The landing zone is clear to everyone: we need to find a way of ensuring that UK [as a whole] is not locked in the backstop arrangement whilst giving Ireland the assurances it needs."
'Twas never the case. Nearly every word of the Protocol affirms the UK sovereign responsibility to ensure goods produced in NI for EU export are fit for EU consumption as are any goods. There is no case for unconditional import of goods by EU 27 or any gov on the planet.
[EU Commissioner] Hogan suggested the EU could strengthen some of the reassurances already contained in the Withdrawal Agreement.

Article 1 of the Irish Protocol states: "This Protocol is without prejudice to the provisions of the 1998 [Good Friday] Agreement regarding the constitutional status of Northern Ireland and the principle of consent, which provides that any change in that status can only be made with the consent of a majority of its people."

ie. No "annexation" of Northerm Ireland implied or expressedly created by UK agreement to the WA. Which is why, when the WA expires or the UK fail to agree to the WA, third country status of UK includes NI (Article 6).

Moreover the preamble of the protocol reiterates:

RECALLING that the Joint Report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the United Kingdom's orderly withdrawal from the European Union of 8 December 2017 outlines three different scenarios for protecting North-South cooperation and avoiding a hard border, but that this Protocol is based on the third scenario of maintaining full alignment with those rules of the Union's internal market and the customs union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all-island economy and the protection of the 1998 Agreement, to apply unless and until an alternative arrangement implementing another scenario is agreed,
"all-island" in the singular, excluding Britain. No wonder EU gov holds fast. UK "constitution" is unable or unwilling to meet the simplest of tests for bi-lateral trade agreement ("future relationship").

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 17th, 2019 at 12:43:07 AM EST
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