14.03.2019 | Geoffrey Cox updates legal advice in a bid to win round DUP and Brexiteers
Source - The Telegraph
Geoffrey Cox has updated his legal advice as part of a bid to win round the DUP and Eurosceptic Tory MPs.
Members of the European Research Group of Eurosceptic Tory MPs have been holding discussions with Geoffrey’s Cox and Stephen Barclay, the Brexit Secretary.
The ERG has asked if they could back a “clearer” version of Mr Cox’s legal advice if it could spell out how the UK could avoid being stuck in the backstop.
They want the Attorney General to include a reference to the Vienna convention, which could be used to ensure that the UK is not trapped in the Irish backstop.
A member of the ERG has told ITV News the group was shown a draft of Attorney General’s new legal advice last night.