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The Guardian: Brexit: EU launches legal action against UK for breaching withdrawal agreement:
The EU has launched legal action against Boris Johnson's government over breaching the terms of the withdrawal agreement.

Ursula von der Leyen, the European commission president, announced that the UK had been put on formal notice over the internal market bill, which ministers admit breaks international law.

Brussels had given the prime minister until the end to September to drop the contentious clauses in the draft legislation.

by IdiotSavant on Thu Oct 1st, 2020 at 09:34:11 AM EST
This is a bit like hitting a rhinoceros with a handbag. Brexit is all about putting facts on the ground and worry about legalities later - maybe years later. If the EU isn't to become a laughing stock - and undermine its own legal order - decisive political action needs to be taken, like excluding the UK from WTO tariffs and quotas and imposing broader tariffs and controls as sanctions. Given that the WTO doesn't currently have a Director General or a functioning dispute resolution process (thanks to Trump failing to nominate judges) it could also be years before that dispute is resolved.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Oct 1st, 2020 at 10:22:39 AM EST
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No handbags, please. Brings back some unpleasant memories:
by Bernard on Thu Oct 1st, 2020 at 03:57:27 PM EST
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