Lords Brexit defeats are forcing MPs to face crucial choices

One part of the government’s flagship Brexit legislation is now nearing its parliamentary endpoint after the EU (Withdrawal) Bill completed its report stage in the House of Lords in early May. The UK parliament’s second chamber inflicted 15 government defeats on the bill, which sets out arrangements to facilitate Brexit. It will soon return to the House of Commons for these various issues to be considered. Meg Russell examines some … Continue reading Lords Brexit defeats are forcing MPs to face crucial choices

The Road to Transition…Paved with Good Intentions?

As British Brexit negotiators are hoping to secure an agreement on the transition period at the European Council on 22-24 March, Sionaidh Douglas-Scott explores what they should keep in mind, and discusses sticking points to prepare for. Both the EU and UK appear to accept that a transition period (or as the UK Government prefers it – ‘implementation period’) will be necessary to effect Brexit, as it is unlikely … Continue reading The Road to Transition…Paved with Good Intentions?

What Next? Legislative Authority for Triggering Article 50

The decision of the Supreme Court that Article 50 TEU cannot be invoked without Parliamentary approval means the Government must consider the form of such an Act without delay, argues Jeff King, Professor of Law at UCL, in a post first published on the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The Supreme Court judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on … Continue reading What Next? Legislative Authority for Triggering Article 50