A Sign Of Declining British Influence?

Discussion in 'UK and World News' started by Joey Shabadoo, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Joey Shabadoo

    Joey Shabadoo Regular Member

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42061028

    Britain has lost it's seat on the International Court of Justice. Is this a sign of diminishing status or just a reflection of the growth of other countries?

    Will this have a material effect on UK interests?
     
  2. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    No biggie. The ICJ is more of a talking shop anyhoo. Let the other countries take a turn.
    Our main focus needs to be on returning all judicial process to 'in house' - free of the odious ECJ.
     
  3. Aitch

    Aitch Member

    Location:
    Holland
    Same with the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency. Best leave all that fancy talking shop stuff to foreigners.
     
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  4. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    Absolutely. Foreigners begin at Calais, let them see to their own households whilst we see to ours.
    :smile:
     
  5. Big Andy

    Big Andy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I really can't see that it will make much difference to anything, a bit of a non story.
     
  6. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Regular Member

    Bit more here
    Odd this bit "This meant the Indian candidate - Dalveer Bhandari - had to try his luck for a slot normally reserved for Europeans and in this case that meant challenging the UK."
    So India is now in Europe !
     
  7. Nazz

    Nazz Member

    I wonder if a deal has been struck with India in the background, we will graciously step aside in return for?
     
  8. Nazz

    Nazz Member

    I see the Chennai six have been released
     
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