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May’s ECJ concession has caused yet another Tory row—just when she didn’t need it

They aren't just rowing over the divorce bill—a furore over the ECJ reveals the scale of the challenge May faces in uniting her own party on Brexit

By Alex Dean  

Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the government. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

As the Article 50 timer approaches the seven month mark, Britain can’t seem to make up its mind on half the Brexit questions confronting it. Recent internal disagreement over the “divorce bill” has driven this home, but here I want to tackle the future role for the European Court of Justice, which applies EU law across member states including—for now—the UK. This issue, too, is causing its share of bickering.

Britain clearly needs a mechanism for resolving…

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