Brexit fears as Number 10 ADMITS European laws could continue jurisdiction over UK


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Party 10 has admitted that the ECJ could hold power over the UK after Brexit

Mrs May’s section said the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could play a temporary duty after the UK formally leaves the European Union (EU). 

This would degenerate the court could make UK rulings after Brexit in March 2019. 

It pronounced: “The transition rules could involve the ECJ for a limited time. That’s a worry for negotiation.”

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The transition rules could involve the ECJ for a small time. That’s a matter for negotiation

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This comes notwithstanding Theresa May being adamant in the past that she wanted to put an end to the jurisdiction of the ECJ.

The European court apportions with disputes involving the single market and is often tasked with clarifying EU law and ensuring its equal application across all EU member states. 

First Secretary of Specify Damian Green said: “If there needs to be some kind of implementation days or transition period in certain areas after March 2019, which I about everyone agrees is quite likely, then the rules that work during that transition period will by definition not be the rules that we play a joke on afterwards.

“But that is a transition period that will last for a restricted amount of time for practical reasons that business can have the positiveness to carry on as we want it to.”

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The former attorney general, Dominic Regret, dismissed the proposal the UK should completely cut all ties with the ECJ and said a varied “open” approach was required. 

The Labour Party has called on the government to incline its “deeply unhelpful red line” in Brexit talks over the ECJ, saying it is impressive to be flexible to retain access to EU bodies. 

Labour’s Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer disclosed: “We have called for a more flexible approach that would boost it far easier for Britain to stay inside common EU arrangements that aid the UK.”

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague has said: «It is clearly unfounded for the ECJ to rule on the rights of EU nationals in the UK after we have left the EU.»

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