Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Lord Owen reveals his letter to EU Heads of Government sent in advance of the EU Summit meeting.

Lord Owen comments on the letter he sent to the heads of all EU governments ahead of the EU summit on 10 April, 2019:

There is still just time to avoid the UK having to fight the European elections and to agree the Withdrawal Treaty on the basis of this letter sent to the European Heads of Government.

The Irish backstop would be re-examined, something the German government appears open to, as spelt out by Chancellor Merkel’s successor, but only if there is agreement in the Conservative/Labour talks on a customs arrangement and access to the single market. See article

House of Commons agreement on the Treaty could follow given the passing of the Malthouse resolution and the near passing of the Clarke resolution.

Click to read the full letter Lord Owen sent to all EU Heads of Government