I agree with @SteveBakerHW: the way out of the subsidy control impasse is for the current government to agree to “robust guarantees” on an independent and enforceable subsidy regime in the U.K./EU FTA.
The reasons why such a regime is in the U.K. interest anyway were set out in the letter linked to here (the signatories include committed Brexiters). The proposal builds on Conservative commitments in the election (also linked to). uksala.org/leading-uk-law…
It is (genuinely) surprising that @DavidGHFrost is “surprised” that the EU might expect UK movement back to a position flagged up by the Conservative manifesto.
And also by @michaelgove’s statement in March that “The subsidy regime that the UK proposes to put in place after we have left the EU will be one that the EU will recognise as a robust system.” (Q25: committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/1…)
Further details of why the current government cannot be “surprised” that the EU regards its current position as unsustainable here.

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18 Oct
I looked at this piece by @michaelgove in an effort to understand what it is that prevents the current government from agreeing a free trade agreement with the EU. thetimes.co.uk/article/michae…
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What are these “restrictions” and “arrangements that tie our hands indefinitely” that we are being asked to sign up to? Oddly, given that we are asked to be shocked and outraged, no details are provided.
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This, by @iainmartin1, is a hopeless misreading of the real problem: the failure of the U.K. government to make any acceptable proposal on a subsidy regime.
As I explain in the thread, the current government’s position on a subsidy regime has veered all over the place over the past year. Slight move back to the original position recently, but still hedged around by hopelessly ambiguous language (“administrative” regime).
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It is, I think, rather an over-statement by @SBarrettBar to describe this as a “consensus”: especially on a day when @HLConstitution said that it was an “open question”.
Nor, I think, is it right to say that the issue of whether there is a measure is straightforward.
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This is savage criticism of every aspect of the Internal Market Bill.
Powerful criticism of the devolution aspects of the Bill. Like me, the Committee considers that the @Michaelgove claim that this is a “power surge” to devolved governments is “surprising”: their Lordships’ euphemism for “complete tosh”.
As to the aspects of the Bill dealing with the Protocol and breaching international law, they are damning. They have this to say about @SuellaBraverman and her advice.
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15 Oct
A good answer to this question is “The Judge over your shoulder”, (JOYS), @GovernmentLegal’s guide to judicial review for civil servants. Looking at that guide again, I was struck by the opening passage. It’s very relevant to the current government’s review of administrative law
Contrast that with this passage in the terms of reference of the current government’s review (IRAL). assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
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@NigelBiggar I made it clear (2nd tweet) that you don’t need to be a lawyer to avoid your mistake: you just need to be able to read a complex text with a bit of care. (A skill you’d think a professor of theology might have.)
@NigelBiggar And your attack is even more odd since your defence, that “a Supreme Court judge read my book”, is (on any view) an appeal to professional authority.
@NigelBiggar I actually explain my argument that you’ve misread the judgment. If you have a counter-argument (as opposed to an appeal to authority), please explain it.
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