UK Will Ignore EU Court Rulings
The new bill on the country’s exit from the EU provides for the empowerment of British lower courts with the authority to annul decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.
This document will soon be submitted to the House of Commons, and the first reading of the bill will take place on Friday, December 20.
In a commentary by the British media on Wednesday, December 18, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the bill had been amended so that the UK would not be « bound by court decisions for many years. » According to him, the British authorities are going to « regain control of the laws and get rid of the shackles of European law, as promised to the British. »
These intentions of the British authorities can be regarded as yet another confirmation of the government’s course headed by Boris Johnson on a “tough” exit from the European Union.