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Robert Craig: Why an Act of Parliament Would Be Required to Revoke Notification under Article 50

The possibility of the UK revoking its Article 50 notice is hitting the headlines. The Prime Minister was asked last Monday in Parliament if she had received legal advice that … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 6 Comments

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Can Brexit Be Stopped under EU Law?

Ominous clouds are gathering and the terrain underfoot increasingly resembles a quagmire on the Brexiteers’ ‘sunlit uplands’. The latest reminders that the reality will be significantly different from their utopia … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 10 Comments

Gordon Downie: Brexit: What to Make of Directives?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill seems to make no clear provision for EU Directives to play a role in the UK domestic legal scene following Brexit. The UK Government ought … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: House of Lords Constitution Committee Issues Interim Report on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

In an interim report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said that the “political, legal and constitutional significance of the Bill is unparalleled”. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

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 · 4 Comments

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 · 3 Comments