This one is unbelievable. According to The Spectator:
As we wait for the text of Theresa May’s letter requesting an Article 50 extension, it is worth remembering that once the UK government and the EU have agreed an extension then the UK will continue to be an EU member under international law—and international law trumps domestic law.
A Department for Exiting the European Union briefing note for ministers points out that the Vienna Convention declares:
‘”A party may not invoke the provision of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty.” As a matter of EU law, it follows that in these circumstances we would remain a member state after 29 March, and the EU law consequences of that would continue to flow in the UK.’
What this means, in layman’s terms, is that even if parliament was prorogued or the statutory instrument trying to change the date was somehow defeated in parliament, the UK would still be regarded as an EU member under both EU and international law.
So a treaty is anything the government agrees with another country, even if what was agreed has no Act of Parliament behind it, not even a Parliamentary vote, and no public majority? Theresa May could sell every one of us into the white slave trade, and there’s nothing we can do about it?
They’ll use anything to stop Brexit, and will see the world burn before it happens.
I’ll be happy if it’s just the Conservative Party that burns. Burn the party to the ground.