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Paul Reid: How Fixed Is a Fixed-term Parliament?

However unexpected the Prime Minister’s call for a general election may be, and however appropriate it may, or may not, be (see Jeff King’s discussion here), it invites the Fixed-Term … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jeff King: May’s Gambit

Theresa May has deftly launched a gambit to get around the core purpose of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 – and all signs are that it will succeed without … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 8 Comments

K M Hayne: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’

In the White Paper published in February this year (“The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union” Cm 9417), the very first point made was that the … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Aurelien Antoine: Brexit Seen by a French Professor in Public Law

I am a professor in Public in France devoting the major part of my research to the United Kingdom (author, among other books, of a “British constitutional Law” prefaced by … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

Elizabeth Campion: The Constitutional “Ripple Effect” of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017

Miller and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 was highly anticipated as perhaps the most signficant constitutional case of this generation, stirring up … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Christina Lienen: Why the Implications of ‘No Deal’ Are No Mere ‘Exercise in Guesswork’

Theresa May is to trigger Article 50 on 29 March 2017, kicking off the two-year negotiation period during which the relationship between the UK and the EU will be redefined. … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Alexander Horne: Select Committee Powers of Enforcement

On 7 March 2017, the House of Commons Committee of Privileges announced a new inquiry into the exercise and enforcement of the powers of the House in relation to select … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 1 Comment