UK's Attorney General Cox has new legal advice on Brexit -The Telegraph
March 14 (Reuters) - Britain's top government lawyer,
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, has new legal advice stating that
Britain will be able to break off from the Irish backstop under
the terms of the Vienna Convention, The Telegraph reported on
Cox is attempting to win over Eurosceptic Conservative Party
MPs and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) with his new legal
advice, the Telegraph reported.
The Attorney General states that Britain will be able to end
the backstop if it has a "socially destabilising effect on
Northern Ireland", the Telegraph report said.
Cox had said on Tuesday that, despite some improvement in
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the legal risk
remained that Britain might be unable to get out of the
backstop. May's deal was rejected by the parliament later in the
(Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru
Editing by James Dalgleish)
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