In negotiating the end of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK, we must be mindful not to allow it back in through the back door, warns West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.
He said: “Whilst the Government’s paper published yesterday on ongoing civil judicial co-operation does not appear to have obvious unacceptable legal compromises, the numerous references to the European Economic Area Agreement and the European Free Trade Area Court raises concern that we could be in danger of being caught in a legal trap in which we remain beholden to the effects of EU law.
“Our negotiators must hold firm on this. We must regain total jurisprudence over our affairs and ensure no back doors are left ajar.”
Leaving the ECJ is vital, but the legal back doors must be closed too | BrexitCentral
The UK has today shed fresh light on the legal enigma at the heart of the Brexit puzzle – ending the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union after Brexit. This has emerged as a major sticking point in the early stages of the negotiation