Mrs Boris’ Takedown of Dave’s Deal

Marina Wheeler, a top human rights lawyer who took silk last month, has written a legal takedown of Dave’s EU deal for this week’s Spectator. All the more worth reading since she is of course Mrs Boris Johnson.

“Legally… [the renegotiations] raise more questions than they answer… This ought to have been an opportunity to look at the Court of Justice of the European Union, whose reach has extended to a point where the status quo is untenable. Aside from eroding national ­sovereignty (which it does) the current situation also undermines legal certainty — which, in turn, undermines good governance. Proper reform needs to address the EU legal order, in particular the jurisdictional muscle-­flexing of the Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The new proposals do not do this. Instead, they duck the issue entirely — clearing the way for a whole new body of EU rights law.”

Boris last week implied a guarantee on British sovereignty would be enough to convince him to Remain. Mrs BoJo says the currently situation on sovereignty is “untenable” and Dave has ducked the issue…


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