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Aurel Sari: Biting the Bullet: Why the UK Is Free to Revoke Its Withdrawal Notification under Article 50 TEU

‘There is no going back.’ These were the words of Lord Pannick, uttered before the High Court in response to the question whether the United Kingdom could rescind its notification … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 25 Comments

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Introduction Thursday 13 October 2016 marked the beginning of the hearing over the constitutional question of whether Article 50 may be triggered by the Government without further statutory authorisation. This … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 48 Comments

Alan Renwick: The Road to Brexit: 16 Things You Need to Know about What Will Happen If We Vote to Leave the EU

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. As the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU draws closer, the result is impossible to predict. Many are asking what, in practical … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Does EU Law Bind Parliament as to Withdrawal from the EU? British Expats and Their Right to Vote (Shindler)

With the Brexit referendum quickly approaching, the courts were confronted with an EU law challenge against a provision of the European Union Referendum Act 2015 (‘the 2015 Act’) that, by … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 5 Comments

Danny Nicol: Is Another Europe possible?

Is the European Union an empty vessel into which any political content may be poured? Can it accommodate not just neoliberal conservatism but also Keynesian social democracy, hard-line greenery and … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 13 Comments

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: Constitutional Implications of a UK Exit from the EU: Some Questions That Really Must Be Asked

The issue of a UK withdrawal from the EU is highly topical at present, and several aspects of a UK exit – such as its impact on the devolved nations, … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 13 Comments

Dorota Leczykiewicz: The ‘national identity clause’ in the EU Treaty: a blow to supremacy of Union law?

The provision generally referred to as ‘the national identity clause’ is located Article 4(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).  It says: The Union shall respect the equality of … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments