The EU has not articulated a reasonable justification for the insistence on the UK retaining “level playing field” obligations in relation to state aid as specified in the Northern Ireland Protocol. Nor have they explained why they are not satisfied by existing international regimes for government support of the private sector.
“…But the Brexit news continues too. It will be important for us to remain vigilant over the next few months on a couple of fronts. Firstly, we must guard against attempts to extend the transition period. Any such extension would be damaging and unnecessary, as a number of contributors discuss on the website this week….”
“This week our website name changes from BriefingforBrexit to BriefingsforBritain to mark the fact that the UK formally leaves the EU on January 31st 2020 after 47 years of membership. Much still remains to be done to secure full independence from the EU and this site will continue in operation until the task is completed.” – Briefings For Britain, editors note.
Introduction – This article accurately sums up just one aspect of the May/Johnson Brexit ‘Agreement’ which beggars belief that our ‘negotiators’, or capitulators if you please, could stitch us up so badly and the ECJ could still wield such power over our laws and legal system after we leave.
Regardless of a Conservative win in this 2019 election – and I hope they do – the battle for a Brexit in more than just name goes on.
The Treaty permanently restricts our military independence, demands payment of an unspecified sum, prevents independent arbitration, grants EU officials immunity from UK laws, leaves us with EIB contingent liabilities running into tens if not hundreds of billions and will impose punitive laws on the UK during a transition which is likely to be extended until mid 2022 (just a few months before the next General Election).