The Order of Brexit Negotiations

by Andrew Brons

The Commission and the European Council have insisted that the procedure of withdrawal, including financial arrangements, should be completed before any negotiations can take place on future trade relations.

However, Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is quite clear.

“the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that state, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union.”

The arrangements for withdrawal can take account of  “the framework for its future relationship with the Union”  only if that framework has already been decided. This clearly means that discussion about the UK’s future relationship with the EU (including trading relationships) must precede negotiation about the arrangements for withdrawal.

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3 Comments

  1. An excellent related article may be found here:-

    http://www.silver-phoenix500.com/article/update-brexit

  2. The EU tyrants are threatening to impose sanctions on Poland and Hungary for refusing to allow millions of migrants across their borders. This is why we voted out from this destructive organisation. The rest of Europe must follow our lead ! Why let in a social burden and security threat, makes no sense to me.

  3. When we’re out I hope the rotten and corrupt EU are abandoned by all of the other nations they are currently destroying, in favour of self determination and controlling our own borders. Terrorism will only increase and third world crime rates will continue to plague society, therefore the destiny of Europeans is now for Europeans alone, and the EU and their leftwing trash puppets can go to the third world alongside their beloved migrants, all of them can travel together !

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