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Philip Allott: The Problem of Direct Democracy: Brexit and the Tyranny of the Majority

The Brexit process has been a major event in British constitutional history, and in the history of constitutionalism in general.  It originated in the positions taken by two Prime Ministers.  … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 15 Comments

Kenneth Armstrong: The Advent of Brexit – Can It Be Paused?

As each day passes, a new window seems to be thrown open exposing fresh legal issues to be solved as the UK continues its journey towards its withdrawal from the … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · 4 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Brexit and the Meaningful Vote: Down the Procedural Raab-it Hole?

Brexit has a knack for producing constitutional mountains out of procedural molehills. Last Wednesday, the House of Commons Procedure Committee published a letter from the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab along … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Taking Back Control: Brexit, Parliament and the Rule of Law

Over the next six months of the Brexit process, the UK Parliament will make a number of decisions that will have a profound impact on the UK’s constitution and its … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Colin Murray: Brexit and the “Constitutional Integrity” of the United Kingdom

Something no Prime Minister could contemplate The Foreign Office records regarding the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 must be amongst the most regularly requested papers held at the National Archives. … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · 10 Comments

Byron Karemba: Brexit, the Reference Jurisdiction of the UKSC and the New Separation of Powers

When the UKSC was created, there was great emphasis by the architects of the Court that it would largely assume the same constitutional position and functions as the Appellate Committee … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · 3 Comments

Solon Solomon: The Chequers Agreement: Brexit and the Infeasibility of Judicial and Legal Independence

The Chequers agreement reshapes the UK Brexit position. By formally throwing its lot behind a soft Brexit, Theresa May’s government has made a point. It is unclear how this stance … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 6 Comments

Event reminder: Ireland Post Brexit: Constitutional and Legal Consequences, North and South

Ireland Post Brexit: Constitutional and Legal Consequences, North and South 13th Italian-British Constitutional Conversation Monday, 11th June 2018, 4:30pm Italian Cultural Institute 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX Foreword: Sebastian … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part Two

In an earlier blog post, I argued that whilst the Government’s amendments provided some clarity as to the status of retained EU law post Brexit, they failed to provide a … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Alexander Horne: Dispute Resolution and Enforcement after Brexit

The House of Lords European Union Justice-Sub Committee (‘the Committee’) today published its report Dispute resolution and enforcement after Brexit (15th Report of Session 2017-19: HL Paper 130) (PDF). The … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment