The Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, was today warned by a member of the Brexiteers’ legal “Star Chamber” that using a Vienna Convention article to get out of the Brexit backstop was a “non-starter”.
Martin Howe QC, who sat on the Brexiteers’ legal “star chamber” which rejected Mrs May’s deal earlier this week, told the Evening Standard that “an argument based on Article 62 VCLT (“fundamental change of circumstances”) is a non-starter”.
Commenting, Best for Britain supporter Ian Murray MP said:
“Not content with bullying the country towards a disastrous no deal cliff-edge, the Brexit extremists in the Tory party now want the UK to become an international pariah.
“Trying to use obscure articles to worm out of international treaty commitments is a far cry from the what was promised by Leave campaigners back in 2016.
“This advice from one of their own should put the debate to bed.”