UK in CJEU
In the case of Toufik Lounes v Secretary of State for the Home Department (C-165/16) in the CJEU, AG Bot has advised that a non-EU national may benefit from a right of residence in the Member State in which his EU citizen family member resided before acquiring the nationality of that Member State and developing a family life there.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
The UK in a Changing Europe has published a paper discussing the manifestos of the three main parties in relation to the negotiation of the Brexit deal, and with a week to go until the General Election, the BBC has reported that Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May have clashed, setting out competing visions of post-Brexit Britain.
Analysis by the Financial Times has revealed that, after Brexit, the UK will need to renegotiate at least 759 treaties with 168 countries just to maintain the status quo.
Angela Merkel has stated that, following the UK’s Brexit vote, the EU has been undermined and cannot completely rely upon Britain any more, though Amber Rudd attempted to reassure her, insisting that the UK wants to maintain a ‘deep and special partnership’ with the EU after it leaves the bloc.
In an attempt to re-energise her campaign following her social care reversal, Theresa May is seeking to switch the focus to Brexit and an ‘aggressive’ Brussels, and has stated that her Government will embrace ‘the promise of Brexit’. Meanwhile Corbyn has outlined a Brexit vision ‘for the many, not the few’.
The EU has produced working papers on the Essential Principles on Financial Settlement and the Essential Principles on Citizens’ Rights which The Guardian has reported reveal the painstaking detail of the Brexit process.
Considering voting theory, Thomas Colignatus for the Royal Economic Society, has explained that the Brexit referendum question was flawed in its design.
Franklin Delhousse (The Times, paywall), a former CJEU judge, has warned that demands from Brussels, including that the CJEU retain supremacy over British law to enforce rights for EU nationals, could result in Europeans living in the UK having ‘super-rights’. Speaking to British expats in Spain, Politico has found many pensioners have fears over their future and the possibility that Brexit will mean they have to return home.
Martin Wolf, in the Financial Times, has criticised Theresa May’s position of no deal being better than a bad deal through considering the trade realities.
The Guardian has published an edited version of a speech by Ian McEwan discussing the need for a scrutinising Parliament and a second referendum on any Brexit deal.