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Theresa May admits to Jacob Rees-Mogg UK WILL fall under ECJ rulings after Brexit

BRITAIN could still be forced to accept European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings after Brexit, Theresa May has admitted.

The Prime Minister told MPs judges from the court might still have jurisdiction over the UK during a transition period after March 2019 when ties with Brussels are formally cut.The ECJ is an extremely inflammatory issue for Tory Brexiteers who see supremacy to British courts as one of the key benefits of leaving the European Union and the apparent concession has sparked fears of fresh splits within the Conservative party.

Mrs May was responding to a question from backbench Brexit cheerleader MP Jacob Rees-Mogg when she dropped the ECJ bombshell.

She told the Commons: “We want to have a smooth and orderly process of withdrawal – that’s why we want that implementation period and we have to negotiate what will operate during that implementation period.

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Theresa MayGETTY•EPA

Jacob Rees-Mogg questioned Theresa May about the ECJ in the Commons


Theresa May answers Brexit questions in the House of Commons


Most MPs represent leave constituencies, and they may find it hard to explain why we are not taking back control of our laws on day one

Bernard Jenkin MP

“And yes that may mean we will start off with the ECJ governing the rules that we are part of.”Mrs May said it was “highly unlikely” new rules would be brought in during an implementation period that the UK had not already agreed to before leaving.

But she refused to rule out the prospect of accepting new rules fast-tracked onto the EU statute book during the prospective two-year transition.

The apparent concession on the ECJ risks opening a new rift within the party just as its seeks stability after a disastrous annual conference, reports of cabinet infighting and murmurings of a leadership challenge.

Veteran eurosceptic Bill Cash told Sky News there were “questions that have yet to be answered” over the ECJ position.He said: “A lot of people will be looking very, very carefully at the words the prime minister used.”

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Mrs May has to some extent gone further than I would have wished in offering a generous and comprehensive deal to the European Union.”

Bernard Jenkin, who chairs the steering group of a backbench group of Conservative MPs pushing for a decisive Brexit, said: “Most MPs represent leave constituencies, and they may find it hard to explain why we are not taking back control of our laws on day one.”

In a document setting out its post-Brexit trade plans, the government said it would seek to “transition all existing EU trade agreements and other EU preferential arrangements” to provide continuity for exporters and investors.

Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of wasting 16 months since the referendum with no progress being made.

He said: “The Florence speech demonstrated the scale of the mess the government is making of these negotiations.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/864447/brexit-news-european-court-justice-transition-period-theresa-may-ruling-jacob-rees-mogg

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4 Comments on "Theresa May admits to Jacob Rees-Mogg UK WILL fall under ECJ rulings after Brexit"

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brexit121
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Definitely not acceptable, Sack May and promote JRM. This could I hope what be breaks Teflon Teresa.

Jane Davies
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NO NO NO …..this is NOT what the 17+ million voted for. If May and her buds will not do as instructed by the voters then they need to step down. Jacob Rees Mogg gets it why do those ‘in charge’ not?

angela gardner
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We will not under any circumstances tolerate ANY CONTROL OF ANY KIND FROM THE EU. THERE WILL BE CIVIL WAR. WE HAVE BEEN DEGRADED, HUMILIATED, IGNORED, DEFILED, DESTROYED, WE WILL LEAVE AND HAVE FREEDOM NO CHAINS WHATSOEVER.

C A Dark
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Jacob polite as always but he must be more than just a little annoyed…

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