Even after all that groveling……
It’s a disaster even if the don’t……..
Europe judges could throw out Dave’s deal: Agreement isn’t legally binding, say Commons researchers
- David Cameron’s EU deal could be thrown out, say Commons researchers
- Controversial agreement isn’t legally binding; Europe judges could scrap it
- Verdict flies in face of Prime Minister’s insistence his deal is legally binding
- Study backs Michael Gove who warned the deal could be ‘reversed’ by ECJ
David Cameron’s controversial EU deal could be thrown out by European judges, according to a respected source of impartial research
David Cameron’s controversial EU deal could be thrown out by European judges, according to a respected source of impartial research.
The shaky legal status of last month’s Brussels agreement means it ‘cannot guarantee all the outcomes envisaged’, said a report from the House of Commons library.
The verdict flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s insistence that his deal is legally binding.
Commons Leader Chris Grayling will deliver a second blow to the agreement today, warning it will do nothing to reassert the sovereignty of the British parliament over Brussels, and will leave the UK at the mercy of the European courts.
The House of Commons library, which provides neutral research and advice to MPs, said the European Court of Justice, which is the ultimate arbiter of EU law, ‘could not enforce’ the deal if it clashed with EU treaties.
Researchers warned that uncertainty around the legality of the deal mean that parts of it could end up ‘effectively being reversed by the courts’.
And they said key parts of the agreement, including curbs on welfare payments to EU migrants, still had to be agreed by the European Parliament ‘which is not directly bound by’ the deal.
The study backs the verdict of Justice Secretary Michael Gove, who warned that the deal could be ‘reversed’ by the ECJ. It effectively torpedoes Mr Cameron’s claim that the agreement is ‘legally binding and irreversible’.