Charlie Cooper: ECJ clarity makes Brexit deal more likely

Today is a big day for Brexit.

The U.K.’s departure is a hugely complex undertaking (don’t we know it) but really, what the post-Brexit world will look like depends heavily on just a few key decisions with broad implications.

One of those is the U.K.’s desire, newly expressed today by Theresa May, to “take back control of our laws.” It’s fundamental to the whole thing.

That’s why today’s position paper on dispute resolution between the U.K. and the EU matters.

When May used her Conservative conference speech back in October to set a red line that Brexit must mean the U.K. leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) — a position reiterated in her landmark Lancaster House speech and the Brexit white paper — it raised concerns that a final deal would be impossible.

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