foxdemon wrote:So basically, the UK is a member of the EU until one of the other EU states decides to veto an extension. Will Spain threaten to veto a future extension request if they don’t get Gibraltar? Will Ireland threaten to veto a future extension request if they don’t get N Ireland?
This weakness on the behalf of the British political establishment can only serve to further infuriate the public.
Yes Ireland can do so, because the question depends on a unanimous decision.
Considering BOycey's assertion that we are still subject, whilst under A50 notification,to E.U laws,then, if that were the case, we would then be entitled to decide on that extension, which, in effect, we have, 'unilaterally', by not wanting one, unless you believe that the extension letter by parliament is bona fide, in which case, that would violate the Geneva Convention on international treaties.
That is so, because such treaties, as I have previously stated, are made by government-government, not by parliament-parliament, the latter, of which is necessary for any treaty to pass & be ratified.
Put it this way, if we had full rights during the notification period, then BoJo could veto that extension request when it is considered in the E.U as a participating member, that we cannot, is because we are under A50 notification, which puts restrictions on the U.K for obvious reasons.
So, if 27 members voted to extend, the U.K government minister could use the veto to block the extension & we would then leave without a deal.
Eric MORECOMBE ; "I'm playing all the 'right' notes,but, not necessarily in the 'right' order".