Category Archives: The People’s Challenge

A new Prime Minister – new challenges to be pursued.

Over time there have been a number of legal challenges, attempts to neuter the UK’s Parliament, define whether the Article 50 notification is unilaterally revocable, and establish whether the Article 50 notification and subsequent delay are legitimate. The House of … Continue reading

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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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From the Three Knights Opinion to the CJEU ruling on Article 50 – A long year’s journey into light.

Almost exactly a year ago the germ of an idea started to develop at The People’s Challenge, based on the High Court decision in the Miller case and the work our legal team had done for the Supreme Court defence … 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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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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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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EU Parliament will “pay attention to the matters The People’s Challenge has raised” – Guy Verhofstadt

As you know, we wrote to a number of the key players in the EU about the concerns we have on the way that the rights of British nationals are being ignored by both the EU and the UK in … Continue reading

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