Brussels will have the power to punish the UK at will during the Brexit transition period by closing off parts of the single market to British companies, according to a leaked legal document drawn up by the EU.
The 27 remaining member states want to be able to act against the UK without having to go through the potentially lengthy process of bringing cases to the European court of Justice, should Brussels come to the judgment that Britain has infringed EU law.
The use of focused sanctions to “suspend certain benefits ... of the internal market”, would give the EU the freedom to punish the UK without prematurely terminating the transition period and risking damage to its economic interests.
A little while ago, Remainers were complaining about our government getting "Henry VIII powers " enabling them to do as they wish. Will they have any comment to this blatant proposal by the EU to do as they and not the ECJ decide in the case of disputes? And yet it's the EU that want us to be subject to the ECJ when it suits them!! Sheer hypocrisy and double standards from the EU.