Article 4. 2 of WA
‘The UK shall ensure compliance including as regards the required powers of its judicial &administrative authorities to disapply inconsistent or incompatible domestic provisions, through domestic primary legislation.’ How does parliamentary lock deal with it?🤷‍♂️
2-Article 5 WA Good Faith’:
‘They shall take all appropriate measures, whether general or particular, to ensure fulfilment of the obligations arising from this Agreement & shall refrain from any measures which could jeopardise the attainment of the objectives of this Agreement.
3- With all respect to those Tory MPs who seem to think that a Parliamentary vote (lock) on the bill solves the problem just reading the WA articles 4.2 & 5 reveals the Bill with or without a lock contravenes the WA. This seems indisputable to me and hardly good faith.
4/ Just because an agreed amendment apparently solves an awkward moment for the Conservative party does not mean it solves the reality that the bill itself is clearly in derogation from the WA & is a breach of our international legal obligations. Treaties are there to be followed
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