UK Constitutional Law Association

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Gavin Phillipson and Alison L. Young: Wightman: What Would Be the UK’s Constitutional Requirements to Revoke Article 50?

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in Wightman. This followed the opinion of Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona, concluding that the UK may unilaterally revoke … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 8 Comments

Lorne Neudorf: Scrutinising Legislative Reform Orders: The Case of the Horserace Betting Levy

On Wednesday, 21 November, the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (the ‘Lords Committee’) held a unique concurrent meeting with the House of Commons Regulatory Reform Committee … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

David Howarth: How to Change the Government Without Causing a General Election

The Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 removed the ability of Prime Ministers to call early general elections and handed that power to Parliament. Parliament has two options: a motion supported … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Robert Craig: The Peter Hain Case: The Effect of Article IX

Peter Hain’s decision to breach an interim injunction granted by the Court of Appeal in the case of ABC v Telegraph Media Group has caused serious concern. It is one … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 3 Comments

Jelena Gligorijevic: Breaching Injunctions in Parliament: An Unconstitutional Abuse of Parliamentary Privilege

Two days after the Court of Appeal granted an interim injunction restraining reportage of harassment allegations against a high-profile businessman (ABC v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2329), … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · 4 Comments