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|Subject: Re: Shelagh, what do you think of the BREXIT decision ? Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:38 am|| |
Today, Boris Johnson spoke about the future relationship with the EU. Michel Barnier has implied that the deal is dependent on the UK agreeing to a close partnership with the EU. This stipulation is not part of the Political Declaration, which is not legally binding and is flexible in terms of the type of final trade deal agreement. However, the Withdrawal Agreement itself is legally binding, and in the agreement it states that the UK and EU should negotiate a trade deal in good faith. If the EU presents conditions that break the good faith requirement by making demands, which result in failure to reach an agreement, then the UK can release itself from the obligations of the Withdrawal Agreement, since the EU will have broken its terms. The UK will then be free to pursue trade deals with the rest of the world without any ties with the EU. It will be interesting to see how things unfold.
- Quote :
- Article 184
Negotiations on the future relationship
The Union and the United Kingdom shall use their best endeavours, in good faith and in full respect of their
respective legal orders, to take the necessary steps to negotiate expeditiously the agreements governing their
future relationship referred to in the Political Declaration ... and to conduct the relevant procedures for the
ratification or conclusion of those agreements, with a view to ensuring that those agreements apply, to the
extent possible, as from the end of the transition period.
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