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Brexit Legal Advice - 'Devastating' According to MP

One News Page Staff Thursday, 6 December 2018 ()
Brexit Legal Advice - 'Devastating' According to MPby 👨‍💻 Simon Baxendale

This past week has seen UK Prime Minister Theresa May fall under further public scrutiny as the process of the country leaving the European Union – which has come to be referred to as Brexit – seems to have gotten more muddled by the hour. Recently, May’s government has been hit with contempt of Parliament as a result of refusing to publish legal advice they received with regard to carrying Brexit out next March. On top of this, more and more pressure is being piled on with regard to what could happen to Brexit at all – is it even destined to happen if May’s proposals fail to appeal to MPs?

As the infamous legal advice written by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to Mrs May was eventually published on December 5th, it emerged that Brexit would give rise to a number of implications which one MP – Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the DUP – referred to as ‘devastating’. The DUP are invested in Northern Ireland and one of the sticking points of a Brexit deal have revolved around whether or not a border will be created between the Republic of Ireland and its Northern, UK neighbor. Advice published this week appears to suggest that a backstop arrangement for the situation previously mooted was considered to be ‘unacceptable’.

Brexit deal: DUP slams Theresa May over breaking Irish border promises
Brexit deal: DUP slams Theresa May over breaking Irish border promises [video]

Further to this, the six-page document advised that UK may end up in a repeating cycle of negotiation for years to come, meaning that Brexit could go on indefinitely, according to Sky News. This means that, not only could any attempts to prevent hard bordering in Ireland remain in place for an indefinite amount of time, it could also result in the UK negotiating with the EU for considerable time to come. This, at least, will ring alarm bells in the ears of both ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ voters.

These recent revelations – along with further damning moments including the contempt of Parliament levied earlier in the week – not only spell uncertainty for Brexit and for May’s position as UK leader, but also for her government. The DUP currently prop up a Conservative majority – and if their MPs remove support for the government, May’s MPs will be left to try and form an entirely new setup – which could pave the way for Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition, to become Prime Minister. It’s a very tense time in UK politics – yet all the more intriguing.

A look at how MPs are shaping up to vote on the historic Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on December 11.
A look at how MPs are shaping up to vote on the historic Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on December 11. [video]

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