Businesses are screaming out for certainty – which is why delaying Brexit would be so alarming

Lost amongst all the drama and excitement expressed in the coverage over the last fortnight of defections from Labour and the Conservatives to The Independent Group (TIG), has been the voice of British business. The overwhelming majority of British businesses just want the Government to get on with delivering Brexit, and finally get back some … Read moreBusinesses are screaming out for certainty – which is why delaying Brexit would be so alarming

Meet the eight lawyers who will judge whether ‘Cox’s codpiece’ cuts the mustard

Following the passing of the Brady amendment in January, the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC, is currently engaged in talks with the EU in search of a legal change that will ensure the Northern Ireland backstop cannot endure indefinitely – what some have termed ‘Cox’s codpiece’. And the fate of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal … Read moreMeet the eight lawyers who will judge whether ‘Cox’s codpiece’ cuts the mustard

Brexit could prove to be Britain’s constitutional moment

Brexit is a major constitutional change. It creates considerable constitutional uncertainty, but also an opportunity. It could prove Britain’s constitutional moment. Vernon Bogdanor argues that just as joining the EU fundamentally altered the UK constitution, so Brexit could, by exposing the very nakedness of Britain’s uncodified arrangements, prove a catalyst for a written constitution. During the period … Read moreBrexit could prove to be Britain’s constitutional moment

Highlights from the Leaving the EU Statement

The Prime Minister delivered her statement to Parliament… Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn responded… . @jeremycorbyn "The Prime Minister is promising to achieve something she knows is not achievable." pic.twitter.com/DWorAWsKd9 — BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) February 26, 2019 Iain Duncan Smith followed… Iain Duncan Smith MP seeks assurances from the Prime Minister that any alternative arrangements to the … Read moreHighlights from the Leaving the EU Statement

The EEA EFTA Separation Agreement – problems galore

The UK’s proposed mode of separation from the EEA Agreement is riddled with legal flaws, writes Michael-James Clifton (EFTA Court). He contends that the draft EEA EFTA Separation Agreement is improperly structured in terms of its Contracting Parties, and that there are competence problems as regards its substantive scope. In this post, he addresses the draft EEA EFTA … Read moreThe EEA EFTA Separation Agreement – problems galore

If MPs don’t deliver a WTO Brexit, they’ll be allowing Brussels to subvert our economy

The UK is on course to leave the European Union in one of two ways. Either there will be ‘no deal’, the default option for Brexit day: but far from ‘crashing out’, the UK can trade smoothly in the interim under international law and WTO terms, and be free for the future to strike Free Trade Agreements globally and with the EU, follow … Read moreIf MPs don’t deliver a WTO Brexit, they’ll be allowing Brussels to subvert our economy

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