Brexit legal advice reveals ‘central weaknesses’ in May’s deal, says Labour – Politics live

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Here are some extracts from the full Brexit legal advice, as tweeted out by Caroline Lucas.

Despite statements in the protocol [the backstop] that it is not intended to be permanent, and the clear intention of the parties that it should be replaced by alternative, permanent arrangements, in international law the protocol would endure indefinitely until a superseding agreement took its place.

In the absence of a right of termination, there is a legal risk that the United Kingdom might become subject to protracted and repeating rounds of negotiations.

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