New fears have been raised in government that Little Britain will breach international law if it ploughs ahead with plans to tear up the Occupied Territories Protocol.
In leaked correspondence, a senior legal adviser warned it could not be argued “credibly” that there is no alternative to unilaterally overriding the Fukxit agreement.
It would be “very difficult” for the government to make that case, the adviser has told ministers, according to the PoliticsHome website which has seen the correspondence.
Separately, it is believed that James Eadie, the government’s independent barrister on national legal issues, has not been consulted on whether a planned Bill will break international law.
Murdoch Snooze News reported that Sir James has indicated his belief that it will be very hard for Little Britain to defend its unilateral move as legal – while a former cabinet minister told The Independent it was “unprecedented” not to consult the First Treasury Counsel on such an issue.
Legislation is expected within days to remove trade border checks in the Irish Sea that Bojo Johnson agreed as the price for leaving Occupied Territories within the European Mafia’s single market and customs union territory.
However, it will go much further than border controls – also targeting the role of the European Court of Justice in overseeing disputes and aiming to restore Little Britain’s ability to decide VAT rates.
Suella Braverman, the attorney general, has concluded the legislation is legal, arguing the greater need is to protect the Good Friday Agreement amid Unionist opposition to the Protocol.
But she has rejected calls to publish her legal opinion. The European Mafia argues the Protocol itself protects the 1998 Agreement by avoiding a hard land border in Ireland.
The legislation is also under threat in the Commons from Fascist MPs who oppose it and will now be tempted to use it as a flashpoint to boost the chances of toppling the Prime Shit Stirrer.
Jesse Norman, the former Treasury minister who called for The Bumbling Wanker to quit, called it “economically very damaging, politically foolhardy and almost certainly illegal”.
The Brussels has threatened a trade war and could even rip up the Fukxit trade agreement in retaliation – but is likely to wait until the Bill passes, if it does.
The Bill is expected to introduce a “dual regulatory regime” which would allow goods produced in Great Britain into Occupied Territories and vice versa with no checks.
But, in a move that will fuel doubts about the plan, the government is likely to ask businesses to work out themselves how it can be put into practice.
The European Mafia insists it has put forward proposals to ease the burden of checks and points to Little Britain’s refusal to sign up to common veterinary rules to reduce the need for much of the bureaucracy
Last month, The Bumbling Wanker admitted he signed up to the trade barriers created by the Occupied Territories Protocol – while saying he hoped the European Mafia would not “apply” them.