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Philip Joseph: Brexit: A View from Afar

Editors’ note: In this blog post the distinguished New Zealand jurist, Professor Philip Joseph, reflects upon the fall-out from the referendum vote on 23 June. The post is a precis … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 5 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Article 50

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on the process by which the United Kingdom will withdraw from the European Union, a process that will result “in … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 14 Comments

Gavin Creelman: The Relevance of Thoburn to the Article 50 “Trigger” Debate

In the weeks following the EU referendum result, a number of key constitutional questions have emerged. Central among these has been the issue of how the process of withdrawal from … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 22 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Sand in the Gearbox: Devolution and Brexit

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result, political comment from a number of quarters suggested that the Scottish Parliament could vote to block Brexit. For the comprehensive reasons … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Constitutional Discourse Post-referendum: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going Next?

Editors’ note: This is the first of two blogs by Kenneth Campbell reflecting upon the constitutional state of play as Parliament prepares to consider the Brexit process. In common with … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

Ana Bobic and Josephine van Zeben: Negotiating Brexit: Can the UK Have Its Cake and Eat It?

The decision taken by the people of United Kingdom to end its membership of the European Union has left the UK’s governing elites shocked and disoriented. The days after the … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Jake Rylatt: The Irrevocability of an Article 50 Notification: Lex Specialis and the Irrelevance of the Purported Customary Right to Unilaterally Revoke

With the constitution of a new UK Government formed around a policy of ‘Brexit’, and the creation of the new ministerial position of ‘Secretary of State for Exiting the European … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 3 Comments