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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:24 AM

Brexit: Legal battle over UK's single market membership

From the BBC.

The government is facing a legal battle over whether the UK stays inside the single market after it has left the EU, the BBC has learned.

Lawyers say uncertainty over the UK's European Economic Area membership means ministers could be stopped from taking Britain out of the single market.

They will argue the UK will not leave the EEA automatically when it leaves the EU and Parliament should decide.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38126899

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Reply Brexit: Legal battle over UK's single market membership (Original post)
Bad Dog Nov 2016 OP
DetlefK Nov 2016 #1
Bad Dog Nov 2016 #4
Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #2
Bad Dog Nov 2016 #3
Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #5
Bad Dog Nov 2016 #6
Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #7
Bad Dog Nov 2016 #9
shenmue Nov 2016 #8

Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:36 AM

1. The most important sentence of the article:

The legal question is focused on whether the UK is a member of the EEA in its own right or because it is a member of the EU.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:45 AM

4. And it will be up to 'the enemies of the people' to decide.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:03 AM

2. I beginning to wonder if Britain will ever really leave the EU

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:43 AM

3. Like Trump's victory nobody thought this would happen.

The government aren't prepared for Brexit in the least. They did not foresee what would happen at all. A prime example is that we have no trade negotiators, all our trade negotiations were carried out by the EU, we didn't need any. Now we need a lot. May is in the impossible position of trying to reconcile business which wants the free market with xenophobic, vocal, Brexiteers and tabloids who don't want any more East Eiropean migrants.

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Response to Bad Dog (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:45 AM

5. right-- and how much is it costing you?

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:54 AM

6. God only knows.

Hammond has already blamed it for a 15billion shortfall in tax revenue, and that's before we start.

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Response to Bad Dog (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:37 PM

7. wow!

 

How about a revote?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 05:40 AM

9. The Leave camp are vehemently opposed to such a thing.

For all their talk of the will of the people. Tony Blair was spot on when he said the only way it would happen is if there's a popular grass roots movement. A lot of people voted based on lies, some just for a laugh, but nobody knew or knows now what Brexit will look like.

I think there should be another vote, one where people actually know what they're voting for, but that is just my opinion. And your guess is as good as mine.

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Response to Bad Dog (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:58 PM

8. Yipes

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