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Kenneth Campbell QC: Henry VIII Comes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Other Devolution Questions in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Introductory As the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ of rhetoric becomes the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill of reality, the scale of the task facing Parliament – predicted by academic and practitioner commentators … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tarun Khaitan: A Constitution Protection Clause for the Great Repeal Bill?

Scope: Extensive provisions for Henry VIII powers in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 (hereinafter, the “Repeal Bill”) have become predictably controversial. These powers are mainly found in clauses 7 … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

Jean-Pierre Gauci and Robert McCorquodale: Brexit and Transitional Provisions: International Law Can Assist

In a recent statement, The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, highlighted the need for transitional measures to be agreed soon in the Brexit discussions. He is reported as stating:   I am … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 · 5 Comments

Kenneth Armstrong: Has Article 50 Really Been Triggered?

Cross-posted from brexittime.com. With the Supreme Court handing down its judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU on 24 January this year, one might have been … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 19 Comments

Colin Harvey and Daniel Holder: The Great Repeal Bill and the Good Friday Agreement – Cementing a Stalemate or Constitutional Collision Course?

Introduction – a perfect storm? As predicted, Brexit is proving to be profoundly destabilising for the peace process and the constitutional politics of Northern Ireland. An outcome that lacks the … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 1 Comment