Will Article 50 be the first treaty the UK has ever withdrawn from?

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I can't think of any examples in the past. All Google searches are flooded with Art 50 which is still pending
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You've already posted this in Law Study Help.

Would be nice to know your thoughts first, don't just drop a question then leave.
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You've already posted this in Law Study Help.

Would be nice to know your thoughts first, don't just drop a question then leave.
I'd answer yes but my knowledge is limited.

I'm interested in the procedural nature behind withdrawal, namely whether it is (mainly) an Executive or Parliamentary duty. Primary sources like government publications only ever refer to the prerogative as having the ability to make and ratify treaties. There is never any information pertaining to withdrawal.
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I can't think of any examples in the past. All Google searches are flooded with Art 50 which is still pending
The UK withdrew from the League of Nations in the late 30s, therefore we technically withdrew from the treaty of Versailles.
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The UK withdrew from the League of Nations in the late 30s, therefore we technically withdrew from the treaty of Versailles.
The UK certainly did not withdraw from the League of Nations or from the Treaty of Versailles. The UK was present at the final meeting of the League in 1946.


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I can't think of any examples in the past. All Google searches are flooded with Art 50 which is still pending
Try the Treaty of Brussels denounced by the UK government in 2010.





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There have been 459 treaties signed just since the Anglo-Irish treaty, I imagine at least one with have been withdrawn from, but from what I've randomly looked at so far they've either terminated according to the terms set out, the other party/parties have withdrawn, or they are still outstanding.
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If the real agenda behind Brexit is about going-it-alone and not pooling sovereignty, it's puzzling that the Brexiteers don't make more of a fuss about NATO, the World Trade Organisation, the UN, UNESCO and World Bank, the IMF, the World Food Programme and the European Space Agency, to name but a few other major international bodies that the UK is a signatory to and shares at least some sovereign decision making with.

Perhaps the UN is a shining beacon of all that is democratic and NATO is faultlessly and perfectly logical, coherent and accountable? That must be the reason why these bodies do not attract the horror of the likes of Gove, Johnson, Farage and the ludicrous Mr Rees-Mogg, not to mention the Sun, the Mail and the Telegraph.
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I can't think of any examples in the past. All Google searches are flooded with Art 50 which is still pending
I don't think we've ever dumped an international body we had previously signed up to. We've modified international treaties in the past, by agreement.
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If the real agenda behind Brexit is about going-it-alone and not pooling sovereignty, it's puzzling that the Brexiteers don't make more of a fuss about NATO, the World Trade Organisation, the UN, UNESCO and World Bank, the IMF, the World Food Programme and the European Space Agency, to name but a few other major international bodies that the UK is a signatory to and shares at least some sovereign decision making with.

Perhaps the UN is a shining beacon of all that is democratic and NATO is faultlessly and perfectly logical, coherent and accountable? That must be the reason why these bodies do not attract the horror of the likes of Gove, Johnson, Farage and the ludicrous Mr Rees-Mogg, not to mention the Sun, the Mail and the Telegraph.
Last I checked none of those things had their own Parliament and aspired to form a superstate contrary to the will of the vast majority of their citizens, nor is there mass imposition of regulation upon members (most impose basically none), but that's just me.

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I don't think we've ever dumped an international body we had previously signed up to. We've modified international treaties in the past, by agreement.
I previously posted that we formally denounced the Brussels Treaty in 2010 (it seems the Queen personally denounces treaties)

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...38359/7952.pdf

see pages 122-4

The upshot was that the Western European Union was brought to an end.

SEATO was wound up in 1977 although the Manilla Treaty remains in force

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...9770302_HOC_89

CENTO collapsed in 1979 when only the UK and USA were left as members

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...9790320_HOC_80

The UK withdrew from UNESCO in 1984 and rejoined on 1st July 1997

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...970625_HOC_171

We gave notice to leave EFTA on 31st December 1971 (under the prerogative and with no Parliamentary approval-this was an exact analog of Article 50)

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/l...711111_HOL_101

The International Tin Council collapsed in the late 1980s

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/w...900116_CWA_352
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
I previously posted that we formally denounced the Brussels Treaty in 2010 (it seems the Queen personally denounces treaties)

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...38359/7952.pdf

see pages 122-4

The upshot was that the Western European Union was brought to an end.

SEATO was wound up in 1977 although the Manilla Treaty remains in force

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...9770302_HOC_89

CENTO collapsed in 1979 when only the UK and USA were left as members

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...9790320_HOC_80

The UK withdrew from UNESCO in 1984 and rejoined on 1st July 1997

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...970625_HOC_171

We gave notice to leave EFTA on 31st December 1971 (under the prerogative and with no Parliamentary approval-this was an exact analog of Article 50)

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/l...711111_HOL_101

The International Tin Council collapsed in the late 1980s

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/w...900116_CWA_352
Yes, I said "dumped" and "other than by agreement" - most of those declined or were ended by mutual agreement.

The stand out one to my mind was the 1985 withdrawal from UNESCO, which was a huge mistake and was another piece of hard right wing subjection to US interests - triggered in this country by the Thatcher government during one of its more intense periods of fawning upon Reagan. They concocted a bunch of lies about alleged mismanagement at the organisation which turned out to be mostly incorrect when properly analysed.

Very similar to our withdrawal from the EU, which is basically about fawning on Rupert Murdoch and M'Luds Rothermere, Dacre, Ashcroft and Farage in relation to a wholly distorted political agenda based mainly on lies and fabrications.
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Yes, I said "dumped" and "other than by agreement" - most of those declined or were ended by mutual agreement.

The stand out one to my mind was the 1985 withdrawal from UNESCO, which was a huge mistake and was another piece of hard right wing subjection to US interests - triggered in this country by the Thatcher government during one of its more intense periods of fawning upon Reagan. They concocted a bunch of lies about alleged mismanagement at the organisation which turned out to be mostly incorrect when properly analysed.

Very similar to our withdrawal from the EU, which is basically about fawning on Rupert Murdoch and M'Luds Rothermere, Dacre, Ashcroft and Farage in relation to a wholly distorted political agenda based mainly on lies and fabrications.
I think the UNESCO withdrawal was a good thing although arguably we stayed out too long. Left wing governments were tweaking the West's nose through the pollicisation of the various UN agencies that the West was funding. The FAO was a worse case than UNESCO but it is easier to pull out of the promotion of Upper Voltan folksong than feeding the starving.
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I think the UNESCO withdrawal was a good thing although arguably we stayed out too long. Left wing governments were tweaking the West's nose through the pollicisation of the various UN agencies that the West was funding. The FAO was a worse case than UNESCO but it is easier to pull out of the promotion of Upper Voltan folksong than feeding the starving.
Your characterisation of what UNESCO was doing as 'Upper Voltan folksong' is well wide of the mark, I'm curious why you want to repeat the sort of lies that were spun at the time by Newt Gingrich to justify it to Congress? UNESCO was trying a lot of things now considered absolutely normal, such as prioritising women's issues.
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