5 January 2021 by

On Wednesday 30 December, the UK parliament handed Boris Johnson’s commerce and cooperation settlement with the European Union. Professor Catherine Barnard of Cambridge College is constant her collection 2903 CB. Everybody agrees it is a little bit of a skinny deal – as Catherine predicted – however is it an excellent deal?

As Catherine mentioned, the negotiating staff has delivered on sovereignty. There’s no reference within the textual content to the CJEU or EU legislation. Alternatively, there’s little or no about companies of any type within the deal. It is because the UK was so eager to not be topic to the European Court docket of Justice, so it was not on the lookout for concessions on this space.

The doc is a frightening 1246 pages lengthy – however the first 4 hundred odd are the meat of the deal, and in Episode 133 Professor Barnard delivers a succinct and really useful abstract of what she calls a “Canada minus” free commerce deal.

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