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London seeks to break Brexit deadlock over claims of devolution power-grab
The bill is currently being debated by the House of Lords and is likely to be substantially amended. The governments in Scotland and Wales have also threatened to oppose the Withdrawal Bill unless the May government makes concessions.

Creating the devolved governments was a policy of Tony Blair's Labour government in 1998, and there is a sense in the May government that no further powers should be transferred to the Scottish Nationalist-run administration in Edinburgh or Labour-controlled Wales.

NI? NI?? Not a kingdom. Yet.
"Agriculture and food production is a devolved issue in the UK, and they owe it to the governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland to ensure that they are fully in control of what comes back from Brussels because it's not in the withdrawal bill," Lord Rooker, a Labour former agriculture minister, told EURACTIV.
The administrations in Edinburgh and Cardiff have also issued separate demands for control of their own immigration policy.

It would appear "Special Enterprise Zones" for All in the UK is now a "thing", although neither the EU, um WTO, nor potential "future partnerships" of a bi-lateral persuasion have been consulted on the feasibility of such sovereignty reclaimed. Not oddly enough, multilateral political strategy is meant only to accelerate "devolution" of Tory gov through the brief window of opportunity known as "implementation period" toward unforeseen consequences.

'Tis a pity. I've no reason to expect EU giving up leverage for their privileges at. Do you?

"DUP support for it was punked by May and some of them may be just beginning to fear their "Cameron veto"... " Nov 2017
"EU's workgroup will need all of 2018 and an army to comb out the nits in it. " Nov 2017
`Repeal bill' passes hurdle in reprieve for British PM May - ROLL CALL - Index of Bills Sep 2017

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 at 06:11:39 PM EST
Taoiseach says Government 'confident there will be no border with North post Brexit'
Mr Varadkar confirmed the government has been asked to help the UK in shaping a final deal between Britain and the EU.

"We have been asked by the British authorities to work with them at official levels on how that might be achieved, but of course all negotiations will have to be done through the Barnier task force."

Bad timing
"If they decide they want to leave the customs union and not replace it with something similar, if they decide they want to leave the single market and not replace it with something similar or close to that then it is inevitable that there will be checks between Ireland and Britain," said Mr Varadkar.

"But, it is in that scenario where we trigger the backstop and what is there from the joint report in December, which is not just for the transition but on an ongoing basis, a special unique arrangement for Northern Ireland which contains full alignment and that is what we are seeking to be written in to the legal text of the withdrawal agreement."

"Unique" like Scotland, Wales, and Gibraltar? This idea -a tax-free, duty-free, WTO-free EU trade union unlike the EEA-- is so diabolical, it just might confuse Arlene and Sammy!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 15th, 2018 at 12:51:29 AM EST
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Direct rule?

< wipes tears >


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Feb 15th, 2018 at 09:17:12 PM EST
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