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Brexit legal advice they didn't want you to see 07 Dec 2018 10:02 #11886

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Brexit legal advice is 'devastating', MP claims

One MP describes the document as "devastating", adding that the legal advice shows a proposed backstop is "unacceptable".

By Rebecca Taylor and Aubrey Allegretti, political reporters

The UK could be stuck in "repeated rounds of negotiations" to leave the EU for years with no lawful power to exit, according to the government's legal advice.

A six-page document analysing the implications of Theresa May's deal warned the mechanism to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland returning could remain indefinitely.

It was written by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox and sent to Theresa May on 13 November, but only published on Wednesday after wrangling between MPs and the government.

MPs had been left reeling by news they would only be given a 43-page summary document - and subsequently found the government in contempt of parliament for trying to keep the full advice out of the public domain.

Following a trio of defeats in the Commons on Tuesday, the document was released minutes after Prime Minister's Questions began.

Theresa May was swiftly tackled by the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford, who accused of "concealing the facts on her Brexit deal".

Mrs May rejected the claim, insisting the document contained the same information as a shortened statement by Mr Cox earlier this week.


Not looking good for may and her brexit deal no wonder she tried to bury this that stuff about the backstop is pretty messed up if its true :angry:

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