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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do we know where the UK is heading?
As we start another month on the road from the referendum to the date that the UK is supposed to leave the EU, are things any clearer? The answer to that is a pretty unequivocal “Maybe!” It’s not just May, … Continue reading