...not possible under international law to withdraw from the Agreement unilatera

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This really is going to the nub of the problem in Parliament and why ironically Labour was right to call a motion of contempt of parliament on the government. 
In a rare appearance at the Despatch Box, the Attorney-General Geoffrey Cox candidly confirmed that the deal with the EU “does not contain any provision on its termination”. He added: “In the absence of such a provision, it is not possible under international law for a party to withdraw from the Agreement unilaterally.” 

And as a legal adviser to the government somehow couldn't see a constitutional problem with this and then he recommended the house supported the Withdrawal deal? He should have been calling the police to arrest the Government on charges of Treason.
This has parallels of another government report, not from 40 years ago but slightly earlier in 1971 me of another Foreign Office Advice was given to Edward Heath PM in 1971 of the consequences of national sovereignty if the UK joined the Common Market. This advice was kept hidden from everyone for 30 years, finally revealed in January 2002, in which the Foreign Office gleefully acknowledged that sovereignty would be all but gone by the end of the century. Had the Commons had this advice in front of them in 1972 we might never had entered the Common Market at all and would if the Commons had known about the flavour of the advice in a redacted version, been told by the attorney General in 1971 that full disclosure of FCO30/1048 was "not in the public interest" or "not in the national interest"

Simon Blanchard

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