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Feb 26, 2018 • 20 tweets • 6 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Waiting for the #Corbyn speech...
And for those on the Labour left, a bonus Mandelson pin-up 😉
Kudos for early mention of protection of EU27 citizens' rights #CorbynSpeech
The "returned money from Brussels" commitment ignores risk of lower growth and reduced public revenue #CorbynSpeech
No scapegoating migrants, no turning UK nations or generations against each other, protect Good Friday agreement 👏👏👏 #CorbynSpeech
I expect Corbyn's views on food safety here closer to mainstream of public opinion than Hannan's... #CorbynSpeech
Happy to stay linked to EU agencies where it makes sense rather than "jingoistic posturing" 👏👏👏 - mention of Euratom and Erasmus #CorbynSpeech
"New comprehensive EU/UK customs union" - UK would have to have a say - cakeism klaxon? 🍰
Corbyn taking stance against trade deals with USA and China - chimes with points in my earlier thread linked to my first tweet #CorbynSpeech
Now point about privatisation etc - often challenged whether EU law does that - see @GeorgePeretzQC on state aid
On the posted workers directive - EU Council recently agreed changes, talks underway with European Parliament - enough for Corbyn? #CorbynSpeech

Text here: consilium.europa.eu/register/en/co…
Confirms that free movement of people ends - so Daily Mail headline false (surprise!) - but vague on replacement #CorbynSpeech
"It's not migrants that drive down wages - it's bad employers" 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 #CorbynSpeech
Commitment on returning EU powers to devolved governments - issue where Conservative "UK internal market" policy is inconsistent with its policy towards EU #CorbynSpeech
Moving on to human rights, environmental issues, refugees - not all EU points but such a different tone from most Conservative party speeches today 👏👏👏 #CorbynSpeech
For British citizens to achieve their goals "we *are* citizens of the world" - brilliant response to May/Timothy narrow, blinkered concept of national identity in modern world 👏👏👏👏 #CorbynSpeech
A mention for @GeorgePeretzQC in state aid question from @GuardianAnushka 🙄
Answers: Corbyn concerns on RBS state aid deal, water and post competition, nationalising those and rail industry - but does EU law address these concerns already @GeorgePeretzQC?
Second referendum question mentions @OFOCBrexit ...
It's over! Some thoughts:

- much clearer on customs union but what would EU27 say to that? Will they even reply?

- otherwise not much extra clarity on Labour views

- still a compromise between Leave/Remain Labour voters/members - definitely a gesture toward Remainers//

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More from @StevePeers

Oct 4, 2018
CJEU, employment law

New judgment: parental leave doesn't count towards accruing annual holiday rights

(Nb *maternity* leave and sick leave do count)
CJEU, monetary union

New AG opinion: second challenge to ECB bond purchases policy coming from the German Constitutional court should be rejected
CJEU, information technology and consumer law

New judgment: selling stuff online does not automatically make you a "trader" fully subject to EU consumer law obligations

Tl;dr: caveat emptor
Read 7 tweets
Sep 28, 2018
As I have mentioned before, recently the EU Council approved the UK negotiating on Brexit issues with EFTA States. The details of this negotiation have now been released to the public. Here they are. A few comments. 1/x
2/ The UK/EFTA negotiations are taking place on the assumption that the withdrawal agreement is agreed and comes into force, and seek to match up the UK's relations with EFTA States with UK/EU relations during the transition period set out in the withdrawal agreement.
3/ The scope of the UK/EFTA State talks is limited to a) one aspect of citizens' rights - issuing residence documents during the transition period; and b) "other separation issues", which are not specified. There's no issue at this point of negotiating to join EFTA, etc.
Read 6 tweets
Sep 21, 2018
"I've also been clear"
Drink! #DowningStreet
The "Tusk didn't explain his position" line ignores the detailed explanation of the position which Barnier recently gave to the Commons. #DowningStreet
"Your rights will be protected in case of no deal" pledge to @The3Million - rather ambiguous #DowningStreet
Read 4 tweets
Sep 19, 2018
CJEU, Brexit and criminal law
European Arrest Warrants issued by the UK must still be executed before Brexit Day
CJEU, equality law
New judgment clarifies the position of new mothers working night shifts, ie who has the burden of proof to show a health and safety problem
CJEU judgment on Brexit and European Arrest Warrants now online. Note importance of the ECHR and (implicitly) the Human Rights Act. Blog post soon: curia.europa.eu/juris/document…
Read 5 tweets
Sep 13, 2018
1/ So, I have had a look at the new government notice on travel to the EU after no deal Brexit. With great respect, it's shoddy work. gov.uk/government/pub…
2/ There's lots of talk about passport validity dates, which is an important technical detail. But the central point that UK citizens can't just stay in the EU indefinitely any more is only briefly mentioned.
3/ Also the advice gets the law wrong. It says that it applies to Schengen states, ie *not* Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Then it says national law applies to travel to those States.
Read 6 tweets
Sep 13, 2018
1/ CJEU today - sanctions
EU General Court upholds EU sanctions against Russian banks and oil companies re Crimea: curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/do…
This includes Sberbank, which Jacob Rees-Mogg's outfit has invested in: theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
2/ CJEU, consumer law and telecoms
New judgment: SIM card pre-loaded with fee-paying links without sufficient info to consumers breaches EU consumer law: curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/do…
Judgment also addresses overlaps between general consumer law & telecoms lex specialis
3/ CJEU, criminal law and human rights
New judgment on the balance between disclosure obligations to the defence and commercial confidentiality in banking cases - one case allegedly linked to Madoff: curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/do…
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