Gavin Phillipson and Alison L. Young: Wightman: What Would Be the UK’s Constitutional Requirements to Revoke Article 50?

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in Wightman. This followed the opinion of Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona, concluding that the UK may unilaterally revoke its notification of its intention to leave the EU. In a similar manner to the AG, the CJEU placed conditions on this unilateral revocation. A … Read moreGavin Phillipson and Alison L. Young: Wightman: What Would Be the UK’s Constitutional Requirements to Revoke Article 50?

Highlights from the Exiting the European Union Statement

Prime Minister Theresa May: "If you want a second referendum to overturn the result of the first, be honest that this risks dividing the country again, when as a House we should be striving to bring it back together." pic.twitter.com/Ewi37kL7iX — BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) December 10, 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May: "I still believe there is … Read moreHighlights from the Exiting the European Union Statement

Without a major rewrite – which she’s not demanding – Theresa May’s Brexit deal will remain unacceptable

Yet again, Brexit produced unprecedented scenes in Parliament yesterday. Using a little known provision of parliamentary procedure, the Government cancelled the planned MPs’ vote on the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. This latest turn of events will leave many people outside the political bubble feeling bemused and worried about yet another twist in the Brexit saga. … Read moreWithout a major rewrite – which she’s not demanding – Theresa May’s Brexit deal will remain unacceptable

How to get Brexit back on track when the Withdrawal Agreement is rejected by MPs

The current political turmoil and constitutional crisis has so many twists and turns that it makes House of Cards look pedestrian. Of course the real issue comes down to what happens when – rather than if – the proposed deal is voted down on tomorrow, 11th December (or even dropped). Here there is a clear … Read moreHow to get Brexit back on track when the Withdrawal Agreement is rejected by MPs

Continental Breakfast 14: Why the EU will insist that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

The EU has not given the UK what it wanted – which was free access to the Single Market without freedom of movement and the constraints of European Court of Justice rulings. This is because the EU fears that giving into the populist Euroscepticism Brexit represents would trigger a wave of further departures. Horatio Mortimer … Read moreContinental Breakfast 14: Why the EU will insist that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Exposed: the legal myths being promoted about the backstop and the Withdrawal Agreement

As the vote on Theresa May’s deal grows near, some people seem to be looking desperately for means of escape from the backstop Protocol – or worse still, persuading themselves that means of escape exist or can be invented which will prove to be a mirage. The Attorney General’s advice to the Cabinet explained the … Read moreExposed: the legal myths being promoted about the backstop and the Withdrawal Agreement

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