Generation Brexit

Forget the law – the bill will be political

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Liam Robson
Liam Robson | Jul 1, 2017 | in Breaking Up/Paying Up

Article 50 references an exit 'agreement'. If there was a clear legal checklist of the UK's financial obligations to the EU, as the EU negotiating team seem to suggest, there would be no need for this agreement.

Therefore, the two sides should stop legalistic grandstanding and work out how much should be paid for mutual benefit – it's in the UK's interest to pay some money to set a friendly tone for hashing out of a trade deal and continue to benefit from joint projects, and in the EU's interest to secure enough funding to plug the immediate gap and prevent infighting among the 27. 

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