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Say No to Being a Vassal State

The UK, the EU and the Transition Deal

Martin Howe QC

Thursday 19th October, 6:30-7:30pm

As the EU-UK negotiations continue, a central UK aim will be to draw a line under subservience to the European Court of Justice after departure from the EU.

Politeia’s new series with the Federalist Society, The Future Role of the European Court of Justice and EU Law in the UK, will consider some of the central questions for the UK.

On Thursday Oct 19, Martin Howe QC will open the series by focussing on a possible transition phase, the implications for the UK and the EU, and the problems to be avoided.  His address, Say No to Being a Vassal State – The UK, the EU and the Transition Deal, will consider:

  • What problems could be posed by the transition for a successful Brexit?
  • What are the implications for the UK and the EU?
  • What safeguards are needed if the transition is to work for, not against the UK’s successful departure?

The event will take place on Thursday 19th October from 6.30-7.30p.m (there will be a drinks reception beforehand for those attending from 6pm). If you would like to attend, please email Joshua.Carlton@politeia.co.uk with your name, organisation, position, daytime telephone number and email address. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Martin Howe QC is a barrister at 8 New Square and chairman of Lawyers for Britain. Recent Politeia publications are How to leave the EU: Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain (2016) and Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation (2014).