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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brexit: EU will take UK to International Court if it refuses to pay £50bn divorce bill, 'leaked document' says

The EU will take Britain to the International Court of Justice if it tries to walk away without paying an estimated £50bn ‘divorce bill’, a reported leak of its negotiating strategy suggests.

The draft plan – obtained by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant – threatens a long legal battle at The Hague to grab back what the EU regards as the UK’s liabilities for its 43-year membership.

“In that case it is: see you in The Hague!” it quotes an EU official – in response to Theresa May’s threat to leave with “no deal” if the Brexit talks cut up rough.