Brussels’ Green MEP Sven Giegold advised a German publication dropouts – at a reference to Britain leaving the bloc – should ensure free movement to prevent social dumping. He said:”With all fantastic will for a quick deal with London, it has to be clear: The period of cherry picking is over.
“Europe’s high standards must not be called into question in the negotiations.”
He said there would be honest competition between the EU and the UK if rights and obligations were balanced.
In the end, the House of Lords committee has voiced concerns over Parliament not having the full ability to scrutinise the withdrawal arrangement while MEPs will giving them a far stronger role in having the ability to access the Brexit deal.
“The absence of any provision in the Bill for the UK Parliament to scrutinise the upcoming negotiations is harsh when compared with the role of the European Parliament “We are concerned that so much of the detail of this Withdrawal Agreement has been left to the UK/EU Joint Committee, a body that won’t be subject to any parliamentary oversight and that may not publish particulars of the conclusions it reaches.
In the report by the House of Lords European Union Committee, they said fears the UK/EU Joint Committee lacks any possible
“It’s good that Ursula von der Leyen made it apparent to the new EU Commission in her address in London.” “MEPs will have the ability to undertake comprehensive and clear scrutiny of future EU/UK discussions while parliamentarians in Westminster will be reduced to passive observers.
Commenting on the report, Lord Kinnoull, Chair of the House of Lords EU Committee, said:”The revised EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill has considerably poorer arrangements for transparency and democratic oversight.
Yesterday, Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal has been passed through Parliament. MPs passed the bill through the remaining stages.
She told Mr Johnson it’d be
to focus on all subjects by the end of the year.
That is a reference of this Commission Ms von der Leyen to President, who required Britain extend the transition phase that is post-Brexit until the end of 2020.
The UK/EU Joint Committee has the capability to amend the withdrawal agreement unilaterally while conclusions emanating from the group will be binding to the EU and the UK without any Parliamentary guidance.
Peers savaged it.
“There has to be no particular rules for its access to the EU single market.”
It comes the same week Mr Johnson hosted Ms Von der Leyen in No10, where the two shared trade arrangements talks.
He added:”Without movement of individuals, there can be no full market access for funds and solutions.
He then said in regards to Britain’s tax obligations:
“The EU must not take any cuts in the discussions here.”