Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
A number of important points about his view have been overlooked or misunderstood by some MPs and commentators.
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.
MPs have less than a day to study this revised deal. So today’s vote should be postponed. If it isn’t, they should withhold support from the Government.
Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, King's College London, specialises in international law, and legal and political philosophy. He is one of the founders of the Templeton-funded Freedom Rights Project which explores what has gone wrong with human rights and how we can fix it. He practises as a barrister at 20 Essex Street chambers. In its dying […]