seahawk wrote:Klaus wrote:seahawk wrote:
It will come at a price. At least the EU will force the Uk to agree on changing the Lisbon treaty by better defining the costs of using Article 50 in the future.
Huh? What are you talking about?
Anyone with a basic understanding of contracts and legal texts clearly understands what it's saying.
The brexiteers just didn't take it seriously and more and more britons are now seriously getting cold feet as the self-selected cliff edge is approaching!
There are plenty not fully regulated questions, like when the divorce payment is due, what is all covered and also no final authority in case of a disagreement.
You can easily legislate, that 10% of the divorce payment have to been paid upfront as a compensation for the extra work the EU and the remaining members have to do.
That is not at all what the outstanding payments are for. Those are already entirely committed to the respective EU projects and they are not connected to the exit as such. That damage to the other countries is not carried by the exiting country – that part is "free", basically (but of course figures into the amount of goodwill (or lack thereof) the remaining countries apply to the negotiations).
This 10% are lost if you decide to stay.
That is not an option in the first place, so there is no need to even mention it.
You can also have a binding agreement, that the ECJ is the final authority in case of a disagreement on the divorce payment, with every country agreeing to accept the verdict even after having left the EU.
The exiting country becomes a third country and the EU can use the regular international judiciary to rake in any outstanding payments – which, by the way, makes the naive idea of "just not paying" which many UK brexiteers are still pondering as if it was an actual viable option a complete non-starter due to the automatic damage to the UK's credibility and credit ratings that would incur.
Those other issues flow automatically from the separation and mentioning them in Article 50 wouldn't make a jot of difference to the utter chaos and pandemonium in Westminster which is the primary problem here.