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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

Stephen Tierney: A Second Independence Referendum in Scotland: The Legal Issues

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced the Scottish Government’s intention to hold a second referendum on independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. The move … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 13 Comments

Davor Jancic: A Very Parliamentary Brexit: Satire in Two Acts

Brexit is a very parliamentary affair. The reason is that both the UK Parliament, the European Parliament and, in all likelihood, each of the parliaments of the EU Member States … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Philip Allott: Taking Stock of the Legal Fallout from the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017

Some of the accumulated noxious legal dust will now settle with the enacting of the grossly mistitled EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017. We may have witnessed our first post-legal … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 11 Comments

Philip Allott: The Short Title of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Is Incorrect

The Short Title of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is incorrect. The notification is not of withdrawal from the EU. As the Long Title and Clause 1(1) of … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 30 Comments

Pavlos Eleftheriadis: The Systematic Constitution

The Supreme Court judgment in Gina Miller is not merely an affirmation of what the High Court said. The eight member majority confirmed the earlier decision, but also took the … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Hasan Dindjer: Sources of Law and Fundamental Constitutional Change

The majority’s reasoning in Miller may appear to turn on the proposition that the European Communities Act 1972 (‘ECA’) introduced a new source of law in the UK ([60]-[66]). The … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 4 Comments