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John Downing: 'Brexit reversal would be loved here - but is still unlikely to occur'

  

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The Palace of Westminster. Stock picture

The Palace of Westminster. Stock picture

The Palace of Westminster. Stock picture

A senior legal adviser at the EU Court of Justice has said the UK could unilaterally back out of the Brexit process if it wished. It is the job of the lawyer, called an advocate general, to identify key issues in a case and suggest a verdict.

In eight out of 10 cases the judges' final ruling upholds the advocate's opinion. That leaves a 20pc chance that the verdict could go with the view of the European Commission and Council of Ministers that reversing the EU-UK divorce process requires unanimous approval of the other 27 member states.


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