UK warned against invoking Vienna Convention on Brexit

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What is it about some Brexiteers that makes them think that those who disagree with them – particularly filthy foreigners – are incapable of reading or even listening to the news? The Attorney General, who is a very likeable human being, stands up in the House of Commons and talks about reneging on an agreement which has yet to be ratified thinking that somehow other people will not notice! Regardless of the Vienna Convention this is not the way to negotiate anything, particularly when the only thing agreed with the EU is the Withdrawal Agreement and the rest is still to be negotiated and when the government’s strategy is to rush around the world signing up trade deals.
In their descent into splendid isolation it seems that these people are prepared for the UK to be branded a rogue state that doesn’t pay its bills, practices predatory tax policies worthy of a banana republic, reneges on intenational agreements, cannot be trusted to respect the decisions of its own parliament and cannot be deemed to represent the views of its own parliament.
A very public exercise of self-destruction symptomatic of the whole Brexit mythology that the UK can have its cake and eat it. And a  system that is no longer capable of self-regulation that is in desperate need of constitutional change.

Author: Danny Barrs

Proud to be European, Prison Poet, Humanist, Moderate Vegan, Republican in the UK sense. Music Lover: Schoenberg, Mahler, Boulez, Shostakovich amongst many others Fair weather cyclist, speed walker, amateur mathematician

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