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Jack Simson Caird: Parliament and the Withdrawal Agreement: The “Meaningful Vote”

Since the UK Government began negotiations over the withdrawal agreement under Article 50, questions have been raised about how Parliament will approve and implement the final agreement. The Government’s stated … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Mike Gordon: Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part contribution. The second part will be posted tomorrow. The Brexit process continues to generate challenges for law, government and the constitution … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

Paul Daly: EU Law in the UK after Brexit: EU Nationals’ Rights and a Transitional Period

With white smoke emerging from Berlaymont, and the UK and EU ready to move to Stage 2 of the Article 50 negotiations, it is time for UK public lawyers to … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thomas Horsley: In (Domestic) Courts We Trust: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and The Interpretation of Retained EU Law

Earlier in the year, I posted on the importance of Parliament legislating to provide a new ‘constitutional instruction’ to national courts to replace that currently set out in the European … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Christopher McCrudden and Daniel Halberstam: Northern Ireland’s Supreme Court Brexit Problem (and the UK’s too)

There are many unfortunate results of Brexit, but one of the most problematic is the adverse effects it has had on current and future relationships between Britain and Ireland, and … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 6 Comments

Richard Lang: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Clause 4(2)(b), a Reply to Downie and Further Reflections

Introduction On 8 September 2017, Gordon Downie, wrote a most interesting and thought-provoking piece for this blog, in which he warned that Clause 4(2)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

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