It may be because I am heady with joy over the football but the consensus agreed at Chequers over Brexit bewilders me. What on earth does it mean? Can anyone please explain it to me?
This summary, from the BBC, consists only of English words (and the BBC are world renowned for their ability to put a coherent sentence together) but I read them and they have no meaning:
The UK will “maintain a common rulebook for all goods” with the EU, including agricultural products, after Brexit. A treaty will be signed committing the UK to “continued harmonisation” with EU rules – avoiding friction at the UK-EU border, including Northern Ireland. Parliament will oversee the UK’s trade policy and have the ability to “choose” to diverge from the EU rules, “recognising that this would have consequences”. “Co-operative arrangements” will be established between EU and UK competition regulators. “Different arrangements” will be organised for services “where it is in our interests to have regulatory flexibility”.
A “joint institutional framework” will be established to interpret UK-EU agreements. This would be done in the UK by UK courts, and in the EU by EU courts But, decisions by UK » Continue Reading.