Johnson should go back on Brexit divorce deal, think-tank says
LONDON (UK) – A prominent pro-hard Brexit think-tank urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cancel his divorce deal with the European Union on Saturday. It said it would still provide too much power to the bloc in Britain.
Johnson’s government has been trying this month to get laws passed that can revoke parts of Britain’s EU exit treaty it signed in January.
The group says the government should also look towards to enforce disciplinary terms on the euro zone companies aiming to raise capital for investment in London.
John Longworth, director-general of the group, said he hoped its report would be an alarm for ministers with negotiators conducting talks regarding the future relationship ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.
Longworth said, “Deeply embedded in the Withdrawal Agreement are sweeping powers for the EU over much of our commercial and national life.”
“The prospect of the European Court of Justice and the European Commission continuing to issue orders to the UK and endless legal wrangling truly means we face a nightmare on Brexit street unless we break free from their clutches at the 11th hour.”