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Paul Craig: The Withdrawal Bill, Status and Supremacy

The House of Lords Constitution Committee’s Report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, HL Paper 69, is a valuable document, with many important insights and recommendations for improvements to the … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jack Simson Caird: Parliament and the Withdrawal Agreement: The “Meaningful Vote”

Since the UK Government began negotiations over the withdrawal agreement under Article 50, questions have been raised about how Parliament will approve and implement the final agreement. The Government’s stated … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Danny Nicol: Civil Service Impartiality, Free Speech and the Nazi Comparison

We appear to be witnessing an attempt to create a new taboo. Lord Turnbull, former Cabinet Secretary under Tony Blair, has likened accusations of bias on the part of Treasury … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 5 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: Sovereignty or Supremacy? Lords Constitution Committee Reports on EU (Withdrawal) Bill

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today issues its main report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This follows the preliminary and interim reports on the Bill that the Committee … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 4 Comments

Mike Gordon: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is the second part of a two-part contribution. The first part can be found here. Part one of this blog post considered the constitutional challenge potentially posed … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mike Gordon: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part contribution. The second part will be posted tomorrow. The Brexit process continues to generate challenges for law, government and the constitution … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

Christopher McCrudden and Daniel Halberstam: Northern Ireland’s Supreme Court Brexit Problem (and the UK’s too)

There are many unfortunate results of Brexit, but one of the most problematic is the adverse effects it has had on current and future relationships between Britain and Ireland, and … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 6 Comments