Tag Archives: Parliamentary Sovereignty

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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No-Deal off the table, an Art. 50 extension is now inevitable.

The House of Commons has rejected the Boris Johnson deal until Parliament enacts primary legislation approving it. The EU now has no option, as per Angela Merkel, to approve an extension to the Art. 50 period. The EU cannot eject … Continue reading

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More tribal politics from the LibDems and Labour – time for them to grow up and find the common ground!

Seems like the LibDems and Labour are still engaged in traditional party political warfare. This is from The Guardian this evening: Opposition parties might have won their battle to keep the Commons in session while the Conservative conference is taking … 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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Can the PM use the Civil Contingencies Act or an Order of Council to thwart the Benn Act – Emphatically NO.

There has been much speculation that the Prime Minister will use one of these two mechanisms to avoid complying with the Benn Act, which forces the Prime Minister to ask for an Article 50 extension in the event of a … Continue reading

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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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UK Voter Id – Another government attack on the UK’s democratic process

Under cover of Brexit darkness, the government is mounting another, typically surreptitious, attack on our democracy. The government, without any substantive evidence, is implementing a system by which we will all have to have a “Voter Id”. You may have … Continue reading

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