Category Archives: Article 50 negotiations

Referendums should be held when the electorate are in the best possible position to make a judgment. David Davis Nov 2002

There is a proper role for referendums in constitutional change, but only if done properly. If it is not done properly, it can be a dangerous tool. The Chairman of the Public Administration Committee, who is no longer in the … Continue reading

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CJEU Advocate General agrees with the Three Knights Opinion – UK can unilaterally revoke Art. 50

Last winter, following our successful challenge to the Government’s intention to use Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50, we commissioned an opinion on whether an Article 50 notification could be unilaterally revoked. That opinion, now referred to as the Three … Continue reading

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Neither Fish, Flesh nor Good Red Herring

So we now have the official version of “Brexit means Brexit” the Political Declaration. The question is, who does it satisfy? Seemingly nobody. It is a “Blind Brexit”, “26 pages of waffle” and doesn’t provide “frictionless trade”. It means everything … Continue reading

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France prepares emergency legislation to deal with Brexit

The French Senate is in the process of reviewing legislation giving the French government powers to legislate as required for the UK’s exit from the European Union. It highlights the differences between the deal/no-deal/post transition scenarios. In English this means … Continue reading

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Brexit heat causes febrile activity among Brexiters and UK Government alike

UK government no-deal papers are appearing, that is, papers that set out real penalties for ordinary people. These penalties may still apply even if a withdrawal agreement and transition period is agreed but there is no post Brexit agreement on … Continue reading

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A disingenuous Government doesn’t want Parliamentary Sovereignty or the Rule of Law

Pro-EU Tories are quietly considering a government proposal aimed at averting defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill. The MPs are holding back on their response to the compromise offer, though one said they believed it to be insubstantial. The amendment … Continue reading

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Do you know how many people are NOT being protected in the UK/EU exit treaty? It is far more than you think and you may be one of them.

This article in the Guardian quite rightly identifies that British nationals resident in EU27 countries and EU27 nationals resident in the UK are not having their fundamental citizenship rights properly assessed or protected in the exit treaty negotiations. This comes … Continue reading

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Why protecting EU citizenship rights needs more than one approach.

I have been asked whether the work we are doing isn’t duplicating the “Amsterdam” challenge and the questions being asked of the CJEU. In fact the two issues are separate and reasonably distinct and both, for their own reasons, deserve … Continue reading

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Forging ahead to secure accountability and protect rights

Fuelled by the generous donations of our supporters to our ‘core funding’ GoFundMe campaign, we have been preparing in earnest for the next stages of The People’s Challenge. Here’s a short update on what we and our lawyers have been … Continue reading

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We must stand up for Parliament so Parliament can stand up for What is Best for the UK!

This week’s events clearly show the dangers the UK faces, dangers that go far beyond the immediate one of a disorganised and ill thought-through move for the UK to leave the European Union. For months now the Govt. has been … Continue reading

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