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Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Reports on Delegated Powers

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has today published a major report on delegated powers. It is a component of a larger, four-part inquiry that the Committee is undertaking into … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

Robert Craig: What Happens Constitutionally If the Draft Withdrawal Agreement Is Voted Down?

Now that a draft withdrawal agreement has been settled with the European Commission, the next step is a ‘meaningful vote’ in the House of Commons pursuant to s 13 European … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · 11 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Governing Northern Ireland without an Executive: Quick Fix or Constitutional Minefield?

The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill, which arrives in the House of Lords today, is set to be enacted by way of fast-track legislative procedure this … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

Robert Craig and Gavin Phillipson: Could the ‘Meaningful Vote’ End up in Court?

One of the most controversial issues during the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (‘EUWA’) was the so-called ‘meaningful vote’, which parliamentarians hoped would give the Commons a … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · 7 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

Robert Brett Taylor and Adelyn L. M. Wilson: Seeking and Implementing a Referral on Revocability of Article 50 Following Wightman

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The British Government’s draft withdrawal agreement – the so-called Chequers Deal or Plan – has been subject to … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 3 Comments