The facts are yes the UK is altering the WA in a way that breaks the agreement as signed, but it’s also a fact that there is a provision within the WA in which I posted that both sides can use to unilaterally change certain aspects of the agreement in which they have done.
You can quote anything you like. Jonathan Jones resigned over this. So you basically are arguing that you know it better than the head of the UK government’s legal department. So, who are you that you think you are such a legal mind that you know this stuff better than the top legal mind in her majesties government with a hole department to advise him. Why should we take any word of you above everyone else? I think it is a fair question to ask.
It’s your prerogative to agree or not with anything posted on the forum.
You know Sir Jonathan Jones personally?
You have inside information on what the actual advice to Government was?
His job is to give unbiased advice and it’s implications, he obviously didn’t agree with the way Government has taken the advice, it also dosnt mean that Government has to accept his advise.
It also dosnt mean that his personal opinion on Brexit is the same as the Government’s. Without knowing the full background there also may have been disagreements in the past and this could be an accumulation on his personal views on the matter coming to the fore.
His has not disclosed the reason to resign has not been made public, but there are reports in FT of conflicting advice to government. But I far from being a legal eagle but try to make myself as knowledgeable as possible and read various legal text and gather information from nurmerous source to make informed judgement. I’m not saying I’m right but when you look at the entire picture and judgements with legal text it become clear to understand.
The facts are yes the UK is altering the WA in a way that breaks the agreement as signed
No but's, no if's, just a full stop. The UK withdraws unilaterally from a signed international treaty under international law. That is a fact - or at least the current intention of the UK government -.
Well from your own post it’s not a fact, where has it said in the new IM bill it unilaterally compel’s the UK from withdrawing from the WA?
Now we have established facts, we can argue over the appropriate consequences. Perhaps you could answer the following questions:
- do you think it is appropriate to do so and if so why?
appropriate To do what?
- what do you think the border between Ulster and Ireland will look like if this bill is adopted? How do you think the citizens of Ulster will react to it?
Exactly what the withdrawal agreement shows a border in the Irish Sea, I cant say how all will react but I imagine most would agree with it
- do you think this action will make it easier to come to a trade agreement with the EU - remember BoJo has set a deadline for 15october - 5 weeks from now?
Not for me to decide that up to those from Barnier to decide
- how do you think other nations will react to this when Great Britain can withdraw, unilaterally, from an international agreement with such ease? What will / has happen(ed) to the perception of the UK as a dependable partner?
I believe there are 116 state parties have ratified the Vienna convention, it will show that the UK will not be bullied into signing an unacceptable agreement