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Truss 'smugglers' leak a big crack in Brexit edifice

July 9, 2020 11:14 AM
Originally published by Liberal Democrat European Group

Containers and trade

Yesterday's Business Insider scoop of a leaked letter from Trade Secretary Liz Truss to two Cabinet colleagues is a major crack in the Brexit edifice.

The story reminds among other things that international law, under WTO, EU or any other agreements, trumps domestic law and that it can land a country in trouble if the commitments made are not met. It also shows how replacing all the benefits of EU membership by the end of this year continues to be a Tory fantasy.

The story was picked-up by Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Mirror and Politics Home among others and should not be missed. Pro-Remain campaigners should use it to remind Brexiteers that their claims never added up.

Mark Johnston