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The past two years very much resemble the curate’s egg

The past two years very much resemble the curate’s egg. On the one hand there has been blind adherence to a non-existent plan, which has resulted in a deal between Theresa May and the EU that virtually nobody in the … Continue reading

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Brexit, It’s no good harking back, what is best for our country NOW?

It’s no good harking back… Were we told that our country would be better off outside the EU, that we could establish a new world position at the drop of a hat, that we could write our own ticket to … 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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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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Direction of Travel for Brexit challenges

Monday’s Harry Shindler case at the CJEU serves to demonstrate how difficult it can be for individuals to get a case before the CJEU unless they have already been directly affected. The notification and opening of negotiations are only preparatory … 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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