I posted a number of tweets yesterday extracting key paragraphs from the Government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill and offering some preliminary thoughts on them. For convenience, I have collected the tweets below. Some more detailed comments on the White Paper can be found in this post, in which I draw attention to some notable gaps in the White Paper and argue that the Government’s thinking in some key areas appears to highly undeveloped — or at least, at this stage, undisclosed. In one of the tweets below, I suggest that the possibility — raised by the White Paper — of creating new reservations to the powers of devolved institutions ‘raises some questions of constitutional politics’. That, of course, is something of an understatement, as I explain in my longer piece.

The White Paper

General approach

EU law and UK law

The case law of the Court of Justice of the EU

Supremacy of EU law

Delegated powers

Parliamentary scrutiny


Posted by Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. All views on this blog are expressed in a purely personal capacity.