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Constitutional Law

Constitutional Adjudication and Constitutional Politics in the United Kingdom: The Miller II Case in Legal and Political Context

I recently completed a paper examining the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the Miller II case, in which it was held that an attempt to prorogue the UK Parliament for […]

Constitutional Law

The UK-EU Brexit Agreements and ‘sovereignty’: Having one’s cake and eating it?

When he was Theresa May’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson famously said, apropos of Brexit, that his ‘policy on cake’ was ‘pro having it and pro eating it’ — in other […]

Constitutional Law

Repealing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

The days of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 — adopted almost a decade ago as part of the Coalition Agreement between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Parties — appear to […]

Constitutional Law

The UK constitution under pressure: A lost age of civility?

Recently, I have been reflecting on the question: ‘Does the UK constitution still work?’ Of course, the question is value-laden. For one thing, it implicitly assumes that, whether or not […]


Legal kryptonite? Parliamentary sovereignty, international law and the Internal Market Bill

The following is a lightly edited version of a piece that was first published in the autumn/winter 2020 edition of Lauterpacht Centre News, the newsletter of the University of Cambridge’s […]

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One step forward, two steps back? Judicial review and the Government’s amendments to the Internal Market Bill

In an earlier post and in evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee I have already drawn attention to concerns about the attempt in the United Kingdom Internal Market […]

Constitutional Law

The Internal Market Bill: My evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee

I was pleased to be invited to give evidence earlier this week to the House of Lords Constitution Committee on the constitutional issues arising from the United Kingdom Internal Market […]