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UK Attorney General Says May's New Brexit Plan Legally Weak

Law360, London (March 12, 2019, 12:39 PM GMT) -- Britain’s attorney general warned Tuesday that the country remains at risk of becoming locked in a European Union customs mechanism after leaving the bloc on March 29, throwing doubt on last-ditch concessions secured by Prime Minister Theresa May just hours ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal in Parliament.

The attorney-general delivered his much-anticipated legal advice to Theresa May hours before lawmakers vote in Westminster on whether to accept the prime minister’s proposals for exiting the European Union. (AP) Geoffrey Cox said the risk that Britain could be left with no legal leverage to unilaterally withdraw from a controversial “backstop”...

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