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@M Courtney, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:23 PM

Thank you for your analysis. Very useful & informative.

You should sell it to Breitbart/Fox/Tim Worstall/CapX

Nov 14, 2018 at 11:49 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Still a incredibly naive view of ballot box democracy here such as do the Tories have a debt wish and the like - as if that matters....
The hidden hand is no longer hidden and union jack waving morons still believe in something or other.
Yee guys are so quaint.

Nov 14, 2018 at 11:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

Aw. I wanted to look clever but pages 381 to 486 just list applicable regulations that I don't know intimately. Over 100 pages that I can't understand.

On the other hand, no-one else knows what this is agreeing to either.

Nov 14, 2018 at 11:23 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

So, in the light of the supremacy of EU law, this article seems to over-rule all others.



1. If the application of this Protocol leads to serious economic, societal or environmental difficulties liable to persist, or to diversion of trade, the Union or the United Kingdom may unilaterally take appropriate measures. Such safeguard measures shall be restricted with regard to their scope and duration to what is strictly necessary in order to remedy the situation. Priority shall be given to such measures as will least disturb the functioning of this Protocol.
Who determines what are serious difficulties?

Nov 14, 2018 at 11:11 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

May reveals her End Game here
We knew it all along!

Nov 14, 2018 at 11:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

This shows us our place. If the arbitration panel has a dispute about EU law then the Court of Justice of the European Union will decide. There is no mention of the UK courts or House of Lords.


Disputes raising questions of Union law

1. Where a dispute submitted to arbitration in accordance with this Title raises a question of interpretation of a concept of Union law, a question of interpretation of a provision of Union law referred to in this Agreement or a question of whether the United Kingdom has complied with its obligations under Article 89(2), the arbitration panel shall not decide on any such question. In such case, it shall request the Court of Justice of the European Union to give a ruling on the question. The Court of Justice of the European Union shall have jurisdiction to give such a ruling which shall be binding on the arbitration panel.

The arbitration panel shall make the request referred to in the first subparagraph after having heard the parties.

Nov 14, 2018 at 10:55 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Guido tweets
Mogg's Letter

Nov 14, 2018 at 10:52 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Credit to Pcar. Acknowledged.
And I've found something that we've negotiated right. The car industry can breathe a sigh of relief. From Article 41:

Continued circulation of goods placed on the market

1. Any good that was lawfully placed on the market in the Union or the United Kingdom before the end of the transition period may:

(a) be further made available on the market of the Union or of the United Kingdom and circulate between these two markets until it reaches its end-user;

(b) where provided in the applicable provisions of Union law, be put into service in the Union or in the United Kingdom.

Nov 14, 2018 at 9:56 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Not that I'm an unalloyed fan - but the take on this is going to be interesting - he'll actually read it all ....

Nov 14, 2018 at 9:40 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Pcar, Nov 14, 2018 at 8:04 PM & @TW's 8:05 PM(GMT)

ROFL - trumpet blowing

I Beat:

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Nov 14, 2018 at 9:26 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

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