In response to The Conservative Woman: The new PM’s guide to the best Brexit,
Martin Howe’s paper should be read and understood in the light of the one fact that overrides all others, which is that when he and his colleagues say the WA, if accepted, would be binding in UK law with no means of escape, they mean precisely that.
The law in the UK is paramount and obedience to it has been a central principle of government throughout our history. Once we signed the WA, we would be committed to it for as long as the EU chose to hold us to our commitment. We would have no means of challenging it and no means of departing from it without breaking legal obligations freely entered into. Were we to do so, the EU would be entitled to redress.
I doubt whether any country in the entire world has entered willingly into such a form of legal imprisonment that effectively ends its national independence. Not even the clear evidence that the WA had been a huge and crippling mistake would be grounds for any legal appeal against its terms.
It has been clear since Chequers that Mrs May’s WA constitutes a monumental and unprecedented trap whose sole purpose has been to negate the result of the EU referendum and that this has been attempted by a conspiracy of all the political parties in Parliament against the electorate.
There is no aspect of WA which is acceptable, and very few members of this Parliament who deserve to represent the nation at this critical moment.
Little Black Censored wrote:
In the light of that devastating document, which of the surviving candidates for the Tory leadership can be trusted? How and why can any MP or civil servant have been so anxious to push this ‘deal’ through or to thwart the result of the Referendum? What could be their motive?