Transcripts (perhaps draft) of the Article 50 ‘Brexit’ Appeal hearings at the Supreme Court

I respectfully say not, my Lord, and that is why we say the Government's case and indeed the Attorney's case does not read strand two as a whole, because in paragraph 17, when one is talking about the implementation of EU policies and programmes, that is a reference back, we say, to paragraphs 1, 5, 9 and 11. Implementation in this context does not mean implementation in one jurisdiction only, it plainly means implementation at an all Ireland and cross border level.

We see that phrase repeated a number of times through strand two.

We say, respectfully, that is the key flaw in the Government's case. They say it is fine, there will still be things of mutual interest to talk about, but they don't appreciate the executive nature of the North South Ministerial Council and the implementation bodies which follow on, and that they are required to implement policies each side of the border. Finally --

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