The Commission is negotiating the terms of the UK’s withdrawal; yet the subject matter on which we are all stuck is not entirely within the jurisdiction of the EU.
The final paragraph of Cox’s advice notes that in some circumstances the UK could suspend or exit the backstop under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
The Government’s long rearguard defence of the British Indian Ocean Territory has reached a higher theatre than I ever expected.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.