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Brexit treaty should reflect voters' wishes.

BORIS Johnson and David Davis are throwing their CE-marked toys out of the pram despite Theresa May proposing a better deal for the UK than other third-countries get.

I proposed the Prime Minister's third way to David Davis some time ago - he clearly didn't pass the message on.

I also proposed my fourth way to both. This would involve breaking the EU Treaty up into smaller Council of Europe treaties, making the EU a union of institutions, not countries. Countries would then only sign up for and pay for the treaties they want.

I voted remain to stay in the social chapter and working time directive. The Tories of the 1990s wanted the latter to be part of the former.

It was Tony Blair who had the former included in the main body of the EU Treaty in 1999, so it could easily be separated along with the other provisions.

The ratio of Leave v Remain was 52-48 and any new treaty should thus reflect this by taking the UK out of the EU while still having close ties with it.

Councillor Jonathan Bishop Efail Isaf, Pontypridd

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 11, 2018
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