Category Archives: Brexit

A vote of no confidence in the Government is not as simple as it sounds.

There has been a lot of talk about Labour forcing a Commons vote of no-confidence. The no-confidence motion that Jeremey Corbyn has tabled is largely symbolic. The government doesn’t have to provide time for it to be debated and the … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s rainbows and unicorns

In her speech on 9th January 2017, i.e. nearly 2 years ago, at the Charity Commission annual meeting, the Prime Minister promised that her government would have a “comprehensive, wide-ranging plan” to split from the EU. “A plan to build … Continue reading

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Wolchover – The missing mandate

Over the past several months a number of attempts have been made to stop Brexit using a legal challenge. They have all relied on aspects of David Wolchover’s comprehensive article:  “False Mantra of the “People’s Will” – The Case of … Continue reading

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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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Article 50 Revocation – The Three Knights Opinion in Luxembourg

On Tuesday (27th November) a group of Parliamentarians led by Andy Wightman MSP put their case to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling that Article 50 is unilaterally revocable. As well as Andy Wightman & otrs, Chris Leslie MP and Tom … Continue reading

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The “Taking Back Control” people have done it again

From the people who so proudly brought you “Our Sovereign Parliament”, we now have “Parliament doesn’t need to know anything”. The Government is yet again trying to play fast and loose with principle, never mind with the rules. It has … Continue reading

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Three Knights Opinion Part 1 – The Government Agrees

The Government has had to admit what it had originally hoped to keep secret: The first part of The Three Knights Opinion commissioned by The Peoples Challenge is correct. The Government had originally tried to keep secret its grounds for … Continue reading

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