Tag Archives: Article 50

An open letter to M. Macron President de la Republique

This is the English Translation of the letter that I sent to M. Le President de La Republique, Emanuel Macron, on behalf of The People’s Challenge (original French is included below the English). Mr President, I’m writing you this open … Continue reading

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Monday’s Government motion – same question same answer as PM tries to bulldoze his deal through.

The House of Commons Order paper for Monday contains two different elements of the Government’s attempt to bulldoze the draft Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament. The first is a repeat of the motion tabled on Saturday, which was amended by the … Continue reading

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Why the EU cannot eject the UK and strip away our EU rights in the event of a Halloween No-Deal.

For months now, Theresa May  and now Boris Johnson have been ratcheting up the rhetoric that a No-Deal Brexit is the only game in town if a Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by Parliament. Rose Slowe has already set out … Continue reading

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Can the UK Government use EU law to negate the Benn Act – Not according to the former Head of the EU Commission’s legal service

According to Jean-Claude Piris, a former head of the EU Council legal service, suggestions that the UK government could rely on EU law to trump the Benn Act have no legal basis. According to the Guardian, he said in an … 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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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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