UK Constitutional Law Association

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Ewan McGaughey: What Is Needed in Our Constitution to Revoke Article 50?

Professors Gavin Phillipson and Alison Young have argued on this blog that an Act of Parliament is needed to revoke article 50. An alternative view is that, while an Act … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Richard Lang: Consequences of the Extension Deal: A Reply to Professor Allott

I would like to thank Professor Allott for his fascinating post, ‘Unexpected Denouement’. The UK Remains in the EU by Mistake. The Brexit Saga Could Run and Run’ from Tuesday.  … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · 4 Comments

Philip Allott: Unexpected Denouement. The UK Remains in the EU by Mistake. The Brexit Saga Could Run and Run

The two-year time-limit in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union has come and gone.  It is now possible that no withdrawal agreement between the European Council and the … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · 12 Comments

Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson: Brexit, Primary Legislation, and Statutory Instruments: Everything in Its Right Place?

Legislation to enable Brexit is progressing through Parliament. This includes the Immigration and Social Security Bill, the Fisheries Bill, the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill, and the Healthcare (International … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · 3 Comments

Sam Fowles: Extending Article 50 – Key Legal Issues

With the second defeat of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, the subsequent vote to reject a “no-deal” Brexit, and the proposed votes today to extend the Art. 50 period, we must … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 6 Comments

Robert Craig: Why Royal Consent Is Required for the Proposed Article 50 Extension Bill

I wrote recently on this blog about the issue of Royal Assent. This post concerns the wholly separate issue of Royal Consent which is a requirement for those rare Bills … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 19 Comments

Michael-James Clifton: Parliament’s Role in Withdrawing from the EEA, and Difficulties in Ratifying the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement

Introduction The importance and role of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement has often been overlooked. Yet, as the UK exits the European Union, the question of the UK’s desired … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Michael-James Clifton: The UK’s Creative Ambiguity towards the EEA: Immediate and Future Relationship Problems

Introduction The importance and role of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement has often been overlooked. Yet, as the UK exits the European Union, the question of the UK’s desired … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 7 Comments

Jack Simson Caird and Ellis Paterson: Could the UK Courts Disapply Domestic Legislation to Enforce the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland?

If the Withdrawal Agreement is approved, then Parliament will be asked to legislate to give domestic legal effect to its content through the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. One of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson: Deleting the Administrative State?

A key public law discussion in recent months concerns the vast number of statutory instruments (SIs) government is using to implement Brexit. Initially, it was said by government that c.800-1,000 … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

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