Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Nice sighting of "Parliament can't bind its successors" from Mark Reckless. That's rubbish at the best of times. But the WA was passed by this Parliament.
Even that being the case, international treaties don't lapse when a parliamentary session lapses. I.E. the UK's membership of NATO, WTO, OSCE etc. doesn't just suddenly end when a General Election is called.
May I suggest a quick read of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) for such gobshites?
https://legal.un.org/ilc/texts/instrume ... 1_1969.pdf
Internal law and observance of treaties
A party may not invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty. This rule is without prejudice to article 46.
Edit: Just to add...
Edit No. 2: As a reply in the tweet points out, if you try to play the card Reckless is doing, doesn't this give precedence then to any UK government to unilaterally pull out of any international treaty simply because of a Parliamentary term expiring, like say a future trade agreement with the USA? For a supposed economist & lawyer, Reckless doesn't appear to be the sharpest tool in the box.