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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 · Leave a comment

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: The Principle of Legality and the EU-withdrawal Statute

Legal criticism of the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is quickly amassing. Notably, Paul Daly suggested that general phrasing of an authorisation to notify the UK’s intention to withdraw from … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

George Letsas: The Constitution and the Folly of Majoritarianism

In the aftermath of the EU Referendum many hoped that Parliament will, in its wisdom, block what the people decided to do in the heat of the moment: to leave … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 12 Comments

Graham John Wheeler: Referendums That Time Forgot

It is well known that the first national referendum in the UK was the 1975 poll on EEC membership. It is also quite well known that A.V. Dicey called for … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Tobias Lock and Tom Gerald Daly: Brexit and the British Bill of Rights: Capturing Constitutional Complexity

Euroscepticism – usually framed as an argument from national sovereignty – was an important driving force behind Brexit, but also serves as a key motivator behind efforts to reform domestic … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘The Constitutional Implications of the Miller Judgment’, UCL Laws and Public Law, 22 February 2017 Half-day seminar on the Miller judgment, the ‘constitutional case of … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Atkinson: Parliamentary Intent and the Sewel Convention as a Legislatively Entrenched Political Convention

One interesting finding in Miller is that it appears to recognise the Sewel Convention as a new form of constitutional convention; one that is legislatively entrenched but remains a convention … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment