Theresa May’s government will accept a “close cooperative relationship” with the European Court of Justice, in which both past and future rulings would still apply to the U.K. in a concession aimed at accelerating Brexit talks. This is a retreat from the prime minister’s pre-election rhetoric about ending the court’s jurisdiction over Britain. A position paper published Wednesday suggested the government was open to monitoring EU case law, abiding by past ECJ rulings, taking future ones into account, and even referring decisions to it.“There are a number of ways in which it will be possible to deal with dispute resolution in the future,” May told television broadcasters. “The purpose of our paper is to show that we have thought about what that might be; we’ll now obviously go into negotiations with the European Commission to discuss what is the best way forward.”
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