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Richard Lang: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Clause 4(2)(b), a Reply to Downie and Further Reflections

Introduction On 8 September 2017, Gordon Downie, wrote a most interesting and thought-provoking piece for this blog, in which he warned that Clause 4(2)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Robert Craig: Why an Act of Parliament Would Be Required to Revoke Notification under Article 50

The possibility of the UK revoking its Article 50 notice is hitting the headlines. The Prime Minister was asked last Monday in Parliament if she had received legal advice that … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 8 Comments

Oliver Butler: The Data Protection Bill and Public Authority Powers to Process Personal Data: Resurrecting Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009?

The Data Protection Bill currently before Parliament substantially resurrects the controversial clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009. Careful scrutiny of this provision is needed and it must … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Issues Interim Report on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

In an interim report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said that the “political, legal and constitutional significance of the Bill is unparalleled”. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Constitutional Change and Legal Continuity

Cross-posted with the Constitution Unit blog. Nine months after Theresa May first announced that there would be a ‘Great Repeal Bill’, and three and a half months after triggering Article … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Christopher McCrudden: An early deal-breaker? EU citizens’ rights in the UK after Brexit, and the future role of the European Court of Justice

The UK has finally made an offer to allow some EU citizens to retain some rights in the UK after Brexit. There are two sets of issues that arise: the … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 6 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: The West Lothian Question, EVEL and the 2017 General Election

Despite losing their majority in the general election on 8th June, the Conservative Party remains the largest party in the Commons.  Consequently, Theresa May is seeking to form a minority … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 6 Comments