How the Chequers plan would still leave UK judges subservient to the ECJ

Martin Howe QC, the Chairman of Lawyers for Britain, summarises here for BrexitCentral readers his detailed briefing paper on the Chequers White Paper and ECJ jurisdiction – the first of a series of such papers. At the core of the Chequers White Paper is a so-called “common rulebook for goods including agri-food”, plus additional areas … Read moreHow the Chequers plan would still leave UK judges subservient to the ECJ

The backstop is dividing Northern Ireland. We urgently need new talks

Brexit has become highly politicised in Northern Ireland. A damaging chasm is opening up between the two political blocs, and between the British and Irish governments, on the EU backstop. Mary C Murphy (University College Cork) argues that a compromise formula is possible, but the lack of devolved government means new efforts – and new forums – will be needed … Read moreThe backstop is dividing Northern Ireland. We urgently need new talks

Byron Karemba: Brexit, the Reference Jurisdiction of the UKSC and the New Separation of Powers

When the UKSC was created, there was great emphasis by the architects of the Court that it would largely assume the same constitutional position and functions as the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. For example, in the course of shepherding the Constitutional Reform Act through Parliament, Lord Falconer insisted that: As to whether … Read moreByron Karemba: Brexit, the Reference Jurisdiction of the UKSC and the New Separation of Powers

Beyond #Brexit: new anti-money laundering regime agreed

No sooner are we one year into the new regime under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 than a further EU instrument has been adopted. The Fifth Money Laundering Directive was formally adopted on 19 June 2018 with a deadline of 10 January 2020 as the date by which EU Member States have to transpose the provisions … Read moreBeyond #Brexit: new anti-money laundering regime agreed

No-deal Brexit: the biggest test yet for UK crisis management?

How should the government prepare for a no-deal Brexit? Until now, DExEU has been reluctant to communicate its activities to the public. John Connolly (University of the West of Scotland) and Andrew Judge (University of Glasgow) explain why co-ordinated planning across government departments, and clear communication with the public, are vital. The news that the UK and EU … Read moreNo-deal Brexit: the biggest test yet for UK crisis management?

What happens if the European Union falls apart

The European Union has come under intense pressure from the Eurozone crisis, the migration crisis, and Brexit, but is it at serious risk of falling apart? And if so, how would this disintegration take place? Drawing on his latest book, Hans Vollaard (Utrecht University) explains that rather than experiencing a sudden collapse, the EU might … Read moreWhat happens if the European Union falls apart

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