Brexit: Tories vow to end 'direct jurisdiction' of European Union courts

Britain's post Brexit trade deals 'can improve global security'

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The paper repeatedly stressed that the only model without precedent would be one in which the highest court of one party acts as the main arbiter for disputes with another - a scenario Britain says would be the case if it remained under the "direct jurisdiction" of the ECJ.

Even the modified proposals are likely to prove a source of dispute with the EU, which has argued for direct ECJ jurisdiction for example in cases involving European citizens living in Britain.

But Wednesday's position paper from the DExEU, which comes before the third round of formal Brexit talks in Brussels next week, is already being seen by some as a more watered down position from the government. "This provides greater certainty for claimants but means that where member states' courts have, after March 2019 but in proceedings instituted earlier, handed down decisions influenced by rulings of the CJEU, the United Kingdom will have to recognise such member state court decisions and will thereby implicitly be recognising CJEU jurisprudence".

"Tickets will soon go on sale for flights in a post-Brexit world and both airlines and passengers need assurance from the European Union and United Kingdom government to enable them to plan for the future".

The second paper, which looks at how we will implement the final Brexit deal in United Kingdom law, includes the phrase: "we will bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)".

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Our commitment as a Government since the referendum has been crystal clear - we're ending the jurisdiction of the European Court over disputes between the EU and the UK".

"So why are they still planning to damage our economy by taking us out of the single market when doing so will not really take back control of our laws?"

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Brussels desires that the highest European jurisdiction continues to apply in Britain, even after the United Kingdom leaves the EU, anticipated to take place in March 2019.

The paper has raised fears among Brexit hardliners that the United Kingdom could be bound by decisions of European judges for years after it leaves the EU.

Its reference to ending the "direct" jurisdiction of the ECJ indicated that European Union judges could be offered an indirect role in future. There is the assumption throughout that the European Union needs the United Kingdom as much, if not more than, the United Kingdom needs the EU.

Technically, the language used in the government's position papers is consistent with what Theresa May has said about the ECJ in the past.

Today's paper is created to fulfil the PM's promise that Luxembourg judges will no longer have power over British law.

The government paper will provide examples of existing ways of resolving disputes in global agreements, without the CJEU having direct jurisdiction in Britain. The UK wants ECJ's decisions to no longer be binding. "Govt's policy is fine!" one Conservative member of Parliament, Bernard Jenkin, said on Twitter, describing it as a "normal nation-2-nation dispute resolution mechanism".

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