Responding to the Government’s policy paper ‘Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework’, Richard Tice, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave said:
“We welcome the Government’s overall commitment to ensure that Britain is no longer under the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
“It is vital that the ECJ no longer plays a part in the British judicial system.
“Some additional clarity is needed on international trade dispute resolution. A sensible solution would be for an independent arbitration panel to be able to ask the ECJ to provide non-binding guidance only.
“The crucial point is that the panel is responsible for the final judgment; this is quite normal around the world.
“Leaving the EU means leaving the ECJ – remaining subject to it in anyway would be completely absurd.”