Merkel Warns The UK: You Can”t “Cherry Pick” Laws

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the United Kingdom is welcome to re-negotiate its relationship with the European Union. Merkel stressed the United Kingdom cannot “cherry pick” laws whichever it wished.

She said all 28 nations of the bloc agreed the British government would not receive acknowledgement for negotiations until Article 5, the formal process for leaving the European Union is triggered.

“The decision has been taken … and the next step is and Britain will do this only when they have a new prime minister to invoke Article 50,” she said.

“I expect that to happen. I deal with reality and I firmly expect that application will be made.”

She added: “We have spoken to Britain and made clear there will be no negotiations with Britain until they have made their application, and there will be no cherry picking.”

“We have spoken to Britain and made clear there will be no negotiations with Britain until they have made their application, and there will be no cherry picking.”

In the United Kingdom, about 1,000 lawyers have written to British Prime Minister David Cameron saying the EU referendum result must be criticised because it was influenced by misrepresentations of fact and promises that couldn”t be delivered.

The barristers also said the referendum”s decision was only “advisory” and not legally binding.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s