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UK and OTs agree on Brexit joint council and praise statement lifting trade restrictions on Falklands

Monday, November 7th 2016 - 08:27 UTC
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UK and Overseas Territories confirmed the principle of equal rights and self-determination plus OTs' right to develop their potential, agreed on the creation of a UK-Territories Joint Ministerial Council on European exit negotiations, and praised the recent UK-Argentina statement on the lifting of trade restrictions on the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Argentina's mythical Malvinas claim:

    Spain's Gibraltar claim: Gibraltar – Some Relevant International Law:

    Time for both countries to move.

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Now time for some relevant law of your own:

    “The EU-Charter and the basic position of all the institutions in Europe is very clear: the four freedoms are bound to each other. The internal market is based on four freedoms — not three, or two.”

    In plain English, you are farked.

    The EU has made it clear dozens of times. Still think they are bluffing? Triggering article 50 is a sideshow, no negotiations can occur. You will be kicked out the hard way, and full blown tariffs will ensue. It will comfortably shave 5-9% of your GDP and send you into a short term full-flung economic depression when it happens.

    ”Under international law, any alteration of weight in the legal or sovereign status of a nation-state, such an entity that is seen as a peer equal by other nation-states and recognized by the former, and interpreted as a break from the earlier entity in its basis and function, is permissible condition under which obligations signed between the defunct entity and third parties can see unilateral call for amendment, revision, or renewed ratification.”

    In plain English, you are farked (again).

    If the UK ceases to exist, any treaties it signed from before can be legally revisited and in fact should be. Why would any country even keep treaties with entities that no longer exist? That in itself justifies re-ratification, just for the sake of accuracy... forget the fact there are actual agendas that may be at play. Oh and bye-bye Antarctica, your claim also dies with the UK.

    “The U.N. General Assembly’s Sixth Committee, in 1947, stated that the rights and obligations for membership of a state cease to exist with its extinction as a legal entity.”

    In plain English for you, farked again.

    With Japan, Germany, India, and Brazil waiting in the wing, rest assured that the entity that follows the UK has a very good shot of being placed in their correct position, which is OUT of the United Nations Security council, the UN has no legal obligations to keep the UK in.


    Nov 07th, 2016 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • ChrisR

    As long as the UK achieves a hard Brexit then the others must do what is right for them.

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Briton

    In plain English, you are farked.

    or in plain Argentinian its you that are farked,

    The court was just advisory , A short delay , nothing more , nothing less,

    Brexit will be triggered and two years of negotiations will begin,
    the rest, as they say, will be history,

    don't throw eggs up in the air, you might get it all over your face,
    the government knows exactly what it is doing, and where it is going ,

    we will succeed , , one way or another.

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @ Capi
    No one now thinks the EU is bluffing, the hard core Brexiters *want* to leave the single market, and those of us who do want to stay in it understand we'd need to allow freedom of movement to do so.

    If Scotland leaves the UK, the country won't cease to exist. Legally it would be like when Ireland left, the rest of the UK would continue to be recognised as the same country.

    Anyway look what happened with the USSR. The USSR really did break up and no longer exists, but Russia kept the USSR's nukes and inherited the USSR's former seat on the UN Security Council.

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • gordo1

    It is highly unlikely that Scotland will leave the Union!

    Nov 08th, 2016 - 06:38 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    People said the same about Brexit.

    Nov 08th, 2016 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    If one believes in democracy, and thus listens to the will of the people, then Scotland is going nowhere,

    but if the leaders, in this case SNP get there way and continually and deliberately cause divisions and anti British rhetoric and continues to berate and intimidate the Scots into having a second referendum and a third and a fourth , then who knows what will happen,

    hopefully the SNP are losing power and will soon just fade away back to a protest party,

    besides I don't think the government would let all the ships be built their if they thought they would go very soon,
    the Scots are a proud lot and will , remain part of the UK as brothers,
    just my opinion.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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