Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, Feb 5, 2016.
They swallowed it and rejected dual sovereignty with Spain. They have too much to hide.
It's not quite that simple. Whilst traditionally Unionist areas such as North, south and east Antrim and large areas of North Down voted to leave, there were a lot of unionists who did vote to remain. In fact, the post office in Carrickfergus (strongly loyalist/unionist town) ran out of application forms for Irish passports.
....Which will make the negotiations very interesting indeed! Also, don't forget that the ECHR is part of the Good Friday settlement and as such is anchored in Northern Irish law and this furthermore is registered with the UN, which will add to the brexiters headaches since they want to abolish both ECHR and FoI.
Scotland, and perhaps Wales as well, ought to think about incorporating ECHR and FoI into their own codes of law.
Boris & co are going to become very quickly acquainted with the old chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times!"
If I recall correctly the Scottish Parliament already has a 'restriction' that all its laws/acts etc. must be in accord with EU law. One legal challenge to Scotland's removal against its will from the EU is that EU citizenship would be stripped without consent from Scots, which I think would be a breach of ECHR's rights.
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