With negotiations set to heat up in next week round of negotiation talks, Barnier, EU trade negotiator, has been told that his stance is making the whole negotiation process “unnecessarily difficult”.
In last months trade negotiations, Barnier was quick to place blame onto Britain after Britain rejected the anti sovereign “level playing field” demands that have been the cause of the significant block in these negotiations. This stance by Mr Barnier has sent many in the EU into a panic as time is getting shorter and shorter to complete a deal.
Many who read Britannia News know that the only way to sidestep this blockade of unfair anti sovereign demands from the EU is to withdraw from the EU on WTO rules and deal with the EU on an equal footing because as it currently stands the UK is having to negotiate under the EU’s house rules meaning these negotiations are far from being fair.
Reports suggest Ireland are extremely worried over the mood of the discussions. Their worry is down to the impact of a No Deal exit. The Northern Ireland Protocol, which was set into place last year, is said to be placed to lessen the impact on the Irish Border.
However, the worry in Northern Ireland is over jurisdiction. According to the Institute for Government, “UK authorities will be responsible for implementing EU law in this area” and “it will remain subject to the European Court of Justice”. This is said to “avoid the introduction of a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event that there is a no-deal Brexit”.
A post from the think tank earlier this years said: “Northern Ireland’s compliance with EU rules is enforced by the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.
“EU institutions will also enforce arrangements relating to customs in Northern Ireland.”
A Brexit researcher, Oliver Garner, explained: “The new content means that this jurisdiction would apply to UK authorities acting on UK territory.
“The creation of a new legal test for when EU law will apply in and to the UK in relation to the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland means there may be a higher likelihood of this jurisdiction being required.”
“The second method is a future relations agreement coming into force which supersedes the Protocol.
“This could seek explicitly to supersede the jurisdiction of the CJEU [Court of Justice of the EU].”
Gardener continued to say: EU jurisdiction in Northern Ireland will become the “default rather than the fall-back” post-Brexit.