Murray – IfG report shows Government must drop its self-defeating ECJ red line

Commenting on an Institute for Government report published on Friday, ‘Dispute resolution after Brexit’, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“This report shows how self-defeating the Government’s red line on the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice is. No trade deal with the EU can possibly be agreed without some role for the ECJ. The Government’s red line is a recipe for a destructive, extreme Brexit with no deal at all. 

“Eighteen months on since the referendum, Ministers are still yet to propose any kind of viable model for disputes resolution between the UK and EU after Brexit. Such inaction simply isn’t good enough.

“It’s time for David Davis to come up with concrete proposals that will ensure we retain the ‘exact same benefits’ of trade with the EU as we have now, like he promised.”