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Going through the motions. What’s on the menu tonight in the Commons.
The government motion.
“That this House declines to approve leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship on 29 March 2019; and notes that leaving without a deal remains the default in UK and EU law unless this House and the EU ratify an agreement.”
The amendment to the government motion from Jack Dromey and Dame Caroline Spelman which states “this House rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship”.
The ‘Malthouse Compromise’ which sets out the process for a “managed no-deal”. It requests:
The government publish tariff schedules
An extension of leaving to 22 May 2019
‘Mutual standstill agreements’ between the UK and EU until the end of 2021, including payments to the EU
A unilateral guarantee of citizens’ rights
The third and fourth parts of the process look like the withdrawal agreement transition period but lasting another year and with no backstop at the end. Unlikely to be accepted by the EU.
Professor Simon Baughen was appointed as Professor of Shipping Law in September 2013 (previously Reader at the University of Bristol Law School). Simon Baughen studied law at Oxford and practised in maritime law for several years before joining academia. His research interests lie mainly in the field of shipping law, but also include the law of trusts and the environmental law implications of the activities of multinational corporations in the developing world. Simon's book on Shipping Law, has run to seven editions (soon to be eight) and is already well-known to academics and students alike as by far the most learned and approachable work on the subject. Furthermore, he is now the author of the very well-established practitioner's work Summerskill on Laytime. He has an extensive list of publications to his name, including International Trade and the Protection of the Environment, and Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs - Closing the Governance Gap. He has also written and taught extensively on commercial law, trusts and environmental law. Simon is a member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, a University Research Centre within the School of Law, and he currently teaches at Swansea on the LLM in:Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air; Charterparties Law and Practice; International Corporate Governance.
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