House of Lords Constitution Committee reports on Delegated Powers

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has published a major report on delegated powers. In this post, Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney highlight the main constitutional issues and concerns identified in the report and set out the Committee’s principal recommendations

Political Pragmatism and Constitutional Principle: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

In a new journal article, Stephen Tierney and I consider the constitutional implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Parliamentary control over Brexit-related delegated legislation: An important Government climbdown

After digging in its heels, the House of Commons Procedure Committee has extracted an undertaking from the Government that the process of scrutinising Brexit-related secondary legislation will function as parliamentarians had envisaged when the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 was being enacted

Executive law-making and Brexit: Are Parliament’s hard-won safeguards being undermined?

The EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 gives extraordinary law-making powers to the Government. Parliament sought to counterbalance those powers with a bespoke system for scrutinising their exercise. But is the Government now undermining those arrangements?

Britain’s constitution is buckling under the weight of Brexit

Brexit is placing the UK constitution under unprecedented strain. This article, originally published online by Prospect magazine, takes stock of where Brexit currently stands in domestic-constitutional terms

The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond

Mark Elliott, Jack Williams and Alison L Young introduce The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond — an edited collection published by Hart Publishing which explores the constitutional implications and legacy of the UK Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in the Miller case

Legislating in the dark: The Government’s White Paper on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The Government has published a White Paper outlining the legislation it will put to Parliament to give effect to the hoped-for Brexit withdrawal agreement. This post considers the constitutional issues raised by the proposed legislation — including its relationship with the just-enacted EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018