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Christina Lienen: Brexit and the Domestic Judiciary: Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Aftermath of Triggering Article 50

This week saw the first legal action concerning the constitutional requirements surrounding the Brexit process being initiated. With or without Parliamentary consent, we now know that the two year negotiation … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the political constitution

The only relevant question now left for the UK about the Art 50 notification is what needs to be done before it is given. It is politically inevitable that the … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: Constitutional Conventions, Article 50 and Brexit

Following the result of the referendum on British membership of the European Union, constitutional commentators have been embroiled in a discussion over the legal basis on which withdrawal from the … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Virginia Mantouvalou: EU Citizens as Bargaining Chips

A few days after the referendum on EU membership of the European Union, Theresa May stated that she would not guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK. Her … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 8 Comments

Charles Streeten: Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: Can an Article 50 Notification Be Revoked?

Introduction It is, as the rather outmoded saying goes, a woman’s prerogative to change her mind; but what about the United Kingdom’s? Whilst there has been much academic discussion, not … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

Craig Prescott: A ‘Snap’ General Election? It’s Far from a Certainty

Now the Conservative Party leadership election has come to an abrupt halt with the withdrawal of Andrea Leadsom, Theresa May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday. Calls to hold a … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yossi Nehushtan: Why Is It Illegal for the Prime Minister to Perceive the EU Referendum’s Result as Morally-Politically Authoritative?

In a previous post I argued that it is morally wrong to perceive the EU referendum’s result as morally and politically authoritative. My arguments were made in light of the … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 12 Comments

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