Brexit: Theresa May firmly rejects accusations UK will stay under justice from foreign courts

Brexit: Theresa May firmly rejects accusations UK will stay under justice from foreign courts

The Prime Minister was speaking in Guildford

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Theresa May has stated firmly Britain will “take back control” of its laws in a keynote speech.

The Prime Minister has been previously accused of climbing down from plans to cut ties with European courts, which remains a contentious issue in the Brexit negotiations.

Critics of the Government’s strategy say papers setting out the plan to end “direct” jurisdiction would still allow for indirect power.

In a visit to Guildford, Mrs May denied this, saying it was clear Britain would be “leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice” after Brexit occurred.

The Prime Minister insisted it would be British judges who would interpret British law after the UK left the European Union. 

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