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What does it actually mean to us?

A quick glance at this deal suggests borris has bent the knee and bared his /our bums. No lube. Am I wrong?

The deal appears to be weighted in favour of the EU considering there's not much on services (although apparently this will come at a later date). So as it stands, at the moment, it protects the majority of the EUs exports to us, but not our exports to them.
 
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The deal appears to be weighted in favour of the EU considering there's not much on services (although apparently this will come at a later date). So as it stands, at the moment, it protects the majority of the EUs exports to us, but not our exports to them.
Ignore this man!....
 

lextalionis

Old-Salt
Brexit is perhaps the most significant constitutional and political event of this century for the peoples of these islands, for the following reasons:

1. It constitutes a unique reversal of EU elites' rejection of previous results of referenda (which were steamrollered in the form of the Lisbon Treaty) but also of the notion of fundamental, inalienable "rights" (which were contained in the Charter of Fundamental Rights, superior to Parliamentary law, unlike the Human Rights Act 1998);

2. Straightforwardly, it restores parliamentary sovereignty in more or less absolute terms, which is no longer subject to European law (since the Factortame case in the 1990s) but the success of applying Brexit in the teeth of Parliamentary opposition also suggests (some argue) that de facto (if not de jure) sovereignty rests with the people (few would dispute that Scotland or Northern Ireland should be allowed to secede from the union if they voted for that in a fair referendum), of which Parliament is but one (if also the principal) manifestation;

3. In restoring Parliamentary sovereignty, the power of the senior courts (i.e. the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and, to an extent, the High Court) are reduced in that their subordination to the High Court of Parliament (Parliament retains some vestigial powers as a court, such as the power to try impeachments) is, once again, straightforward and clear. Even legal rights such as those found in the Human Rights Act cannot overcome Parliamentary (and, arguably, popular) sovereignty;

4. Lastly, it poses the question as to the legal and political nature of the union of England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, which are founded, it seems, on popular sovereignty as expressed at Westminster and in their respective assemblies (except for England, it seems). How should they co-operate, especially if Scotland permanently hosts a party hostile both to England and the Union?

I'm glad we're out, but now it's time to roll back the NHS.

Edited by a grammar Nazi.Semi-colon heil!
 
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Yokel

LE
Are people suggesting that no deal would have been better than this deal? Really? At the same time those who have never accepted the 2016 vote are saying.....? Does anyone know or care?

I have a suspicion that some pro EU types would have favoured an agreement more tilted towards Brussels.
 

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