Useful Brexit Quotes

Maybe this will become a proper post later.

CPI inflation

Just have a look just after we joined the EU:

https://www.inflation.eu/inflation-rates/great-britain/historic-inflation/cpi-inflation-great-britain.aspx

Chart - historic CPI inflation Great Britain - long term inflation development

Our EU debt

“The UK could walk away from the European Union in 2019 without paying a penny, the House of Lords has said, in a report bound to raise tensions with Brussels in the run-up to Brexit talks.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/04/uk-could-quit-eu-without-paying-a-penny-say-lords

WTO Article 24

Article 24 says if a free trade area or customs union is created, duties and other trade barriers should be reduced or removed on substantially all sectors of trade in the group. Non-members should not find trade with the group any more restrictive than before the group was set up.

https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/understanding_text_e.pdf

Canada Model

“EU-Canada trade deal is only model that fits Britain’s terms – EU’s Barnier”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-barnier-trade/eu-canada-trade-deal-is-only-model-that-fits-britains-terms-eus-barnier-idUKKBN1E214U

VISA non-requirement for EU

Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2014_2019/plmrep/COMMITTEES/LIBE/AM/2019/01-29/1174204EN.pdf

British:

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Ireland

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Irish Border and WTO

WTO says its rules would not force EU or UK to erect hard Irish border

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/wto-says-its-rules-would-not-force-eu-or-uk-to-erect-hard-irish-border-1.3710136

Vienna Convention

Article 70 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties says that terminating a treaty does not affect obligations incurred under the treaty “unless the treaty otherwise provides or the parties otherwise agree”.

The Treaty of the European Union arguably does provide otherwise in the form of Article 50, which Britain triggered to leave the bloc.  Article 50 says nothing about financial obligations and lawyers could argue it trumps the Vienna Convention anyway.

No Deal Concessions

UK clearing houses approved to continue EU business under no deal Brexit

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-exchanges/uk-clearing-houses-approved-to-continue-eu-business-under-no-deal-brexit-idUKKCN1Q70JN?fbclid=IwAR1BPaWY7_i1JSHgf5xH8t4KMDPNiDpPxzYiQB4Gwuya2AIdrAErEB6WqJM

European Commission reiterates flights will go ahead post Brexit

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/319768/updated-european-commission-reiterates-flights-will-go-ahead-post-brexit?fbclid=IwAR1rgyMOGnXenaEDKleDg9e_C1RZPVjibIOtisa6J_3v-SzJ3r5yqfejpO4

Broken Promises

Lots of good quotes in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPcmebRH904