EU Demands UK Act in 'Good Faith' in Brexit Treaty Revision

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Britain's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox delivers a speech on Brexit and Britain's future as a global trading nation, at the Bloomberg London Building, London, Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018.

The motion, prepared by the European Parliament's Brexit Steering Group, stresses that the EU has binding common rules, common institutions and common supervisory, enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms, to make it clear that even closely-aligned third countries with identical legislation can not enjoy similar rights, benefits or market access to those of EU member states.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed the proposal suggested by Theresa May that once Brexit has kicked in, those wishing to cross the Irish border will have to register in advance of doing so, in order to avoid checks and delays.

"The idea of punishing Britain is not the language of a club, it's the language of a gang", he said at the annual conference of the British Chambers of Commerce.

'It is important that we respect the EU's legal order, and of course our own, when European Union treaties and European Union law no longer apply to the United Kingdom'.

Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote on a motion put forward by the EU's chief Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt calling for an "association agreement" to deal with the future UK-EU relationship. Discussions over the relationship are set to intensify over the coming months and are earmarked to conclude by the fall to give parliaments time to assess any deal.

It therefore appears impossible to solve the problem of the Irish border given the self-imposed red lines of both the European Union and of Theresa May.

That ambition has been dismissed by many in the European Union as "cherry-picking".

Spokeswoman Eloise Todd said: 'This is not about Leave or Remain.

Jolyon Maugham QC told BI that he is being "realistic" about the case, but said the European Union is 'based on the rule of the law, and if the law gives me the right to retain my European Union citizenship, or a Dutch resident the right to retain her citizenship, then that is what the law is'.

"For the transition to work there could not be two sets of rights for European Union citizens".

Asked if that exit deal had been studied by Treasury officials, Mr Hammond said: "Not yet - we haven't even embarked on the negotiation yet".

The debate between the United Kingdom and European Union over access to the single market for Britain's banking sector in the future is becoming one of the main Brexit issues that must be resolved before Britain withdraws from the EU in March of 2019.

"If in London someone assumes that the negotiations will deal with other issues first, my response would be Ireland first", Tusk said.

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