>> Britain plans to escape the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice after Brexit. The use of the word direct in Wednesday's proposals from the UK government drawing accusations it has changed tack. Watering down it's main aim of taking back control of British laws by accepting the EU court would still have some influence.
Pro Brexit lawmakers say the European Court has sucked power from Britain's Courts and Parliament. Britain's pro Brexit justice minister Dominic Rob, saying Westminster and the EU might appoint arbiters or a third party to deal with bones of contention. The dispute on the role of the European Court or ECJ has held up progress in Brexit talks on other crucial issues, such as guaranteeing the rights of ex-patriots after Britain leaves in two years' time.