McGovern – Government’s civil justice proposals show ECJ red line to be an appalling error

Commenting on the publication tomorrow (Tuesday) of the Government’s Brexit position paper on civil judicial cooperation, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“The vagueness and incoherence of the Government’s proposals prove what an appalling error they committed by making ending the jurisdiction of the ECJ a red line in negotiations.

“To have any kind of relationship with Europe – be it on trade, citizens’ rights or security – there will need to be a court in place to resolve disputes. That court will include European judges, will have the power to make decisions that affect the UK, and most likely will shadow the ECJ in the vast majority of cases.

“The Government will end up taking back control from one court and immediately handing it to another – which is hardly what millions of people had in mind when they voted for Brexit.”