UK Constitutional Law Association

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Menelaos Markakis: A Trojan Horse in the EU? The Curious Case of the EU27+1

The EU27 have agreed to grant the extension requested by the Prime Minister, the terms of which need not be repeated here. Suffice it to say for present purposes that … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

David Vitale: Leaving the EU: A Matter of “Trust”?

Since the referendum in 2016, the Government has repeatedly justified its decisions on Brexit by invoking the concept of public trust. In December last year, the Prime Minister rejected the … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 6 Comments

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 · 3 Comments

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

Stephen Laws: Why a Money Resolution with Queen’s Recommendation Is Required for a Bill for the Postponing or Cancelling of “Exit Day”

In a post on this blog yesterday, Andrew Denny argued that I was wrong to suggest that a money resolution, with Crown recommendation, would be needed under the Standing Orders … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Andrew Denny: Would a Bill Seeking an Article 50 Extension Require a Money Resolution Proposed by the Government?

Introduction The on-going constitutional laboratory experiment that is Brexit has now turned to the question of whether a bill proposed by a backbench MP can be passed into law against … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · 5 Comments

Robert Craig: Can the Government Use the Royal Prerogative to Extend Article 50?

Introduction The possibility of extending the Article 50 process is being discussed in media outlets and social media. There are a number of potential scenarios where a short extension might … Continue reading

January 9, 2019 · 9 Comments

Dennis Dixon: Wightman and the General Interpretation of Article 50

The recent CJEU decision of Wightman v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2018] 3 WLR 1965 interpreted Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union as giving … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Aris Georgopoulos: Revoking Article 50 TEU (C-621/18 Wightman and others): “Iphigenia Must Reach the Altar”

The CJEU’s ruling in C-621/18 Wightman and others clarifying that Member States can unilaterally revoke the withdrawal notification of Article 50 (2) TEU, is bound to have repercussions; in the … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 7 Comments

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