Read in Full: ERG Briefing Note to MPs on Internal Market Bill

The European Research Group is circulating this document among Conservative MPs, backing the UK Internal Market Bill as necessary to protect the integrity of the UK, and insisting it does not break international law on two counts.

  1. The passage of the bill does not break law in and of itself, it simply gives ministers a power of last resort to override aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement in the future. Giving someone the power to override two lines of an agreement as a safety net is not the same as overriding two lines of a treaty…
  2. In the circumstance in which UK ministers would use these powers, the EU would have itself breached the Withdrawal Agreement, specifically the Article 184 obligation to negotiate in good faith and use best endeavours to reach a trade agreement by the end of the transition period. Therefore nullifying the treaty and making the use of the Internal Market Bill powers not illegal…

It would help if the document had more consistent spelling. Read it in full here…

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READ: ERG’s Withdrawal Agreement Presentation to MPs

Guido can reveal the European Research Group have been delivering briefings of their own to MPs, in competition with Number 10. Read the slides of their presentation on the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration in full below…

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Nadine Dorries Blasts ‘Handful’ of ERGers in Mammoth WhatsApp Message

Nadine Dorries couldn’t make the ERG’s 6pm meeting last night and so instead has sent a list of seven key points she would have liked to have raised. She hits out at members who have “let the ERG down as a group”, those who see themselves as “above” sending a letter, and those who are constantly briefing journalists.

Read the mammoth message in full here:

At 6pm, I will be chairing the finance bill on the floor of the house and therefore, cannot attend the meeting. 
If I were there, I would be very, very  keen to speak and make the following points. I would be grateful if the chairman would  acknowledge my comments during the meeting. 

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Steve Baker: 48 Letters Reached

Top tactician Steve Baker has told the ERG whatsapp chat that they have the numbers to force a vote of no confidence. It’s on…

UPDATE: “My count will be be inaccurate. It is a grave matter but I think we’re close.”

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ERG Advises MPs To Send In Letters

It’s on. Mogg will be making an announcement outside parliament after the ERG meeting…

Read Rees-Mogg’s full letter to Graham Brady below:

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Jacob Rees-Mogg to Tory MPs: Vote Down This Deal

ERG Chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg has written to all Conservative MPs calling on them to vote down Theresa May’s draft withdrawal agreement. Short and to the point…

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