, 9 tweets, 4 min read Read on Twitter
Last night @jeremycorbyn laid down his concrete proposals for Labour to vote with May on the #Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in the Commons.


Let us look at them from an EU27 perspective and what they mean for the negotiations:
@jeremycorbyn On the positive side, Corbyn accepts that the WA will not be reopened - including the backstop - and focuses on the Political declaration to assure the Backstop will not be needed.

As @AndrewDuffEU argued, this is a much more viable path for agreement with the EU27.
@jeremycorbyn @AndrewDuffEU His proposals are, however, little less than a Labour form of cherry picking:

On Customs Union, he wants a seat with full say at the table for the UK. A form of consultations, possibly, but certainly no vote for a third country.

See my thread here: twitter.com/NvOndarza/stat…

On the single market, unclear what 'close alignment with shared institutions' means.

It reads like a step below the EEA/Norway option. The EU-27 are certainly open for a deep free trade agreement, but anything closer would bring ECJ, free movement etc on the table. /4
'Dynamic alignment of the UK with EU standards' would be welcomed in the EU-27, very much easing the discussion on the level playing field.

There would certainly be difficult negotiations how to ensure this in practice, but this should ease negotiations
On EU agencies, Corbyn however enters full cherry picking mode. He wants full participation in EU agencies.

As I outlined in this paper, this would require full adoption of EU law in the respected areas, ECJ judgements, but no vote for the UK:

Finally, Corbyn wants full participation in all EU security databases and the EU Arrest Warrant.

But he should know that some EU states constitutions restrict the EAW only to EU members, and as thir country UK will have to negotiate a different mode of access to EU databases
On the other hand, Corbyn very well knows that if May takes up only half of these proposals, the Tory party would be split further, the DUP bring down the government and May would totally depend on him for all other legislation necessary for #Brexit.
In conclusion: This again is more a gambit to split the Tory party, and contains too many cherries for the EU to accept.
But: It rightly puts the focus on the political declaration, accepts the backstop and opens up a path - but with many risks for May and the EU27
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Nicolai von Ondarza
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!