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Alex Schwartz: Mitigating the Hazards of Brexit: The EEA Option for Northern Ireland

Readers of this blog will probably be interested in a new policy paper authored by a group of (mostly) Queen’s University Belfast academics, arguing for an ‘EEA Option’ to accommodate the … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Richard Clayton QC: The Brexit Case That Never Was

Since the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was enacted so swiftly, the political implications of R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] 2 WLR 58 … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · 5 Comments

Ewan Smith and Alison Young: “That’s how it worked in 2014, and how it would have to work again”

On the 9th of March, writing for the BBC, Laura Kuenssberg, the political editor of the BBC said “it’s up to the Westminster government to permit another [Scottish] referendum.” Six … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 6 Comments

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

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and Delegated Powers

A good deal of the legal and constitutional interest generated by Brexit has so far, perhaps unsurprisingly, focussed upon the very beginning of the withdrawal process. Initially, all eyes were … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thomas Horsley: UK Courts and the Great Repeal Bill – Awaiting Fresh Instruction

The UK Government’s announcement that it intends to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA) through the Great Repeal Bill raises the prospect of far-reaching changes to the institutional role … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 2 Comments