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British concessions to the EU last week are a matter of grave concern

The ECJ should have no role post-Brexit, and “alignment” must not be used to keep us in the Single Market 

By Owen Paterson  

Conservative MP Owen Paterson. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

The withdrawal agreement that Theresa May and the European Commission made during phase one of the Brexit negotiations allows the talks to move forward to the future relationship. But despite the recent row over whether the deal is “legally binding,” nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. And as we assess the negotiations so far, there are obvious causes for concern.

As things stand, the Government has conceded that the European Court of Justice will have jurisdiction over the rights of EU citizens in the UK…

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