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Alison Young: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the Meaningful Vote: Constititutional Inconsistency or Constitutional Inconvenience?

This post will focus on the constitutional issues arising from the debate on the ‘meaningful vote’. There have been various solutions proposed in legislative amendments by the House of Lords, … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Francis Young: Parliament and Taking Back Control: A Precedent from the Maastricht Debates

This post considers whether it is a convention of the British constitution that Parliament cannot direct the executive in the making of treaties. The context, of course, is the current … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Parliament’s Right to a ‘Meaningful Vote’: Amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

On Tuesday 12 June 2018, the Government will ask the House of Commons to reject the Lords’ meaningful vote amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (Lords Amendment 19). If the … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Francis Young: “Packing” the Lords: Some Legal Reflections

The recent string of Government defeats in the House of Lords over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has reignited the debate over the role of the Lords in … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 18 Comments

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part Two

In an earlier blog post, I argued that whilst the Government’s amendments provided some clarity as to the status of retained EU law post Brexit, they failed to provide a … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Alexander Horne: Dispute Resolution and Enforcement after Brexit

The House of Lords European Union Justice-Sub Committee (‘the Committee’) today published its report Dispute resolution and enforcement after Brexit (15th Report of Session 2017-19: HL Paper 130) (PDF). The … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part One

It is well-known that the status of retained EU law post Brexit was originally left undefined by the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, save that it is classified as primary legislation … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 2 Comments