Can we unilaterally quit the withdrawal agreement or backstop in future?

4 December 2018

We’ve had help answering this question from our friends at the Institute for Government.

Only by tearing up a legally binding treaty (which is what the withdrawal agreement will be if it is agreed to by parliament and is finalised by the UK and EU).


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