Steve Beasant

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Ed Davey: May’s red line on ECJ now smudged beyond all recognition

by Steve Beasant on 21 November, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have said Theresa May’s red line on the EU court of justice is now “smudged beyond all recognition,” after day of confusion over the Government’s position.

Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis this morning refused to rule out allowing the EU Court of Justice to continue overseeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK, while Number 10 later said ECJ jurisdiction would end after the transition period.

Responding, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:

โ€œThe government is all over the place, with Theresa Mayโ€™s red line on the EU Court of Justice now smudged beyond all recognition.

โ€œOne minute the Immigration Minister refused to rule out jurisdiction of EU courts continuing indefinitely, the next Number 10 vowsย it will end after the transition period.

โ€œEU citizens who have made this country their home should be reassured their rights will be protected in the long-term.

โ€œInstead they are getting contradictory messages from a Government in a state of total confusion.โ€

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