Brexit: why did the ECJ become a UK ‘red line’?

12th April 2017

My post today at the FT is about something which has puzzled me since October: why did Theresa May – almost out of nowhere – adopt the “red line” about the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice?

The post is here.


3 thoughts on “Brexit: why did the ECJ become a UK ‘red line’?”

  1. The people of this country never voted for any of the intergration into Europe we were not given the choice it was forced on us only a common market did we vote on and if a referendum had been offered on the four pillars of the European Union we would have voted against this no one would vote to give Brussels the power to dictate what we do in our own country

  2. Because for some reason the ECJ is a bete noir of the daily mail and the Sun.

    All to do with trivialities about whether or not prisoners have a right to vote. And such institutions are less likely to bow to the whims of the Rothermeres, Murdochs and Barclay Brothers, nothing to do with British Democracy even though the sheep are led to think otherwise.

  3. Whatever the reason, it has led to the absurdity of wishing to withdraw from Euratom. This is a completely separate treaty and was most definitely not part of the Referendum. I can only imagine that some action taken to the ECJ has offended May and that she is acting with her customary spite and mean mindedness.

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