UK ‘could be stuck in EU negotiations’
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Nine-year-old Nathan Grant was introduced to the monarch as part of her visit to Coram, the UK’s oldest children’s charity.
Based at the site of The Foundling Hospital in London, Coram has helped vulnerable children since it gained the Royal Charter in 1739.
The Queen visited the charity to open a national centre for children named in her honour.
The Queen was greeted on arrival by Edward Newton, LEGAL advice provided to the Cabinet on Theresa May’s Brexit deal has warned it could result in the UK becoming stuck for many years in “protracted and repeating rounds of negotiations” with no lawful power to exit.
And it made clear that Brussels could apply to an arbitration panel for Northern Ireland to remain in the EU customs area while the rest of the UK left.
The six-page document by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was released to MPs a day after the House of Commons found the Government in contempt of Parliament for trying to keep it secret.
The letter, dated November 13, emerged just minutes before Theresa May faced MPs in a weekly session of Prime Minister’s Questions ahead of the second day of a five-day Commons debate on her deal.
Democratic Unionist Party leader Nigel Dodds described it as “devastating” and said it made clear that the proposed backstop arrangement for the Irish border was “unacceptable” and must be defeated.
The Scottish National Party’s leader in Westminster, Ian Blackford, called on Mrs May to take responsibility for “concealing 102, the oldest surviving pupil from The Foundling Hospital.
Mr Newton mentioned to the Queen that he remembered King George’s visit to the hospital in 1926, saying: “I was a little tot.”
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But Mrs May rejected the claim, insisting the document contained the same information as a shortened statement made to MPs by Mr Cox earlier this week.
Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said that the 33-paragraph document revealed “the central weaknesses in the Government’s deal”.
It is likely to be seized upon by Tory critics of Mrs May’s deal, who argue that the backstop to keep the Irish border open will deny the UK power to withdraw from a customs union without Brussels’ agreement.
Mr Cox found that the protocol setting out the terms of the backstop “does not Nathan’s parents, were among those attending.
Later the Queen went outside of the centre to add a decoration to Coram’s Christmas tree.
She came to the aid of eight-year-old Shylah GordonClarke as she struggled to add her own decoration to the tree. provide for a mechanism that is likely to enable the UK lawfully to exit the UK-wide customs union without a subsequent agreement”.
Under the arrangements, “for regulatory purposes, GB is essentially treated as a third country by NI for goods passing from GB into NI”, he said.
And he said that – despite assurances from both sides that it is intended to be temporary – the protocol would “endure indefinitely” under international law until another agreement takes its place.
But he also noted that the backstop arrangement would be “enormously complex” for the EU, requiring “considerable resources”, meaning Brussels would come under pressure – especially from Dublin – to bring it to an end.
Sir Keir said: “It is unthinkable that the Government tried to keep this information from Parliament – and indeed the public – before next week’s vote.”
Green MP Caroline Lucas said it was “weird” that the Cabinet was not provided with formal legal advice on the backstop until the very day that the Commons voted for it to be released.