This morning calls are coming from Centre for Brexit Policy think tank for the Prime minister to pull the withdrawal agreement and replace it with a “sovereign compliant deal”. Former Brexit Party MEP tweeted: “I have just made a meaningful donation to @CentreBrexit. This Group advocates @BorisJohnson replace the WA with a sovereign compliant deal. A huge uphill struggle but their campaign deserves support.”
According to the Centre for Brexit Policy think tank, the “sovereign compliant deal” is to ensure the UK fully “takes back control on exiting the transition period”. They say “sovereignty is the crux of Brexit and the Government recognises this” and that they want the UK to be as free as before we joined the (EEC) when the UK was a “truly independent state”. Being able to arrange deals with countries from around the world and exit them without a third party dictating to you what you can’t and can do is what you call sovereign.
The think tank is worried that the EU is of the idea of the “pooled sovereignty” concept where countries have to give up parts of their sovereignty to be apart of the EU’s “collective institutions” is the route where heading down. “Therefore, on exiting the Transition Period (TP), it is vital that the Government ensures that no legal text interferes with the UK returning to a fully sovereign state, consistent with the status quo ante.”
“Although the Government sees the revised Withdrawal Agreement (WA) as only transitional until the end of the transitional period in December, there remain serious threats to UK sovereignty that will have crippling economic and strategic consequences for years to come if they are not dealt with now.”
“Exiting the TP with these threats still in place is unacceptable.”
“Therefore, to fulfil Brexit’s sovereign promise and take back control from the EU, the UK must ensure that any agreement negotiated is ‘sovereignty compliant’ and that the UK prepares itself for the possibility that the EU ultimately will not come to such an agreement.”