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All posts published on Public Law for Everyone concerning Brexit are listed below, in reverse chronological order. Many Brexit-related posts also fall into other categories, most obviously Constitutional Law, and are therefore also included in other relevant post indexes. All post indexes can be accessed via the “Explore” menu that appears at the top of each page.

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Deal or no deal: Government ‘concedes’ parliamentary vote on terms of Brexit

Parliament is currently considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. If enacted, it will authorise the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50, thus beginning the process whereby the UK will leave the EU. The Bill, as drafted by the Government, is very short indeed: the Government is evidently hopeful that Parliament will accept a Bill doing the bare

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Brexit, sovereignty, and the contemporary British constitution: Four perspectives on Miller

To say that the Miller case has stimulated a wide-ranging constitutional debate would be to engage in rash understatement. The pages of the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, in particular, are replete with posts that examine the issues raised by the case from a rich variety of perspectives and which advance a broad spectrum of

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‘Brexit in the High Court’ — BBC Radio 4, Law in Action, 8 November 2016

Following the judgment of the High Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (about which I have written briefly here, and in more detail, with Hayley Hooper, here), this week’s edition of BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action examines the implications of the decision and broader questions about the next steps that are likely

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Cambridge University Brexit Week Talk: The Process of Leaving the EU

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a talk as part of the University of Cambridge’s Brexit Week — a series of events organised by my colleagues Professor Catherine Barnard and Dr Amy Ludlow. The event at which I spoke was entitled ‘The Politics and Process of Leaving the EU’. Professor David Runciman, the head of the University’s

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On the sidelining of Parliament: The Brexit Secretary’s statement to the Commons

David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has made a statement to the House of Commons concerning the Brexit process. He has done so amid mounting cross-party concerns about the involvement of Parliament in that process — concerns that his statement are likely to do little to assuage. To the extent that it

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A special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action on Brexit

I took part yesterday in a special live edition of Law in Action on BBC Radio 4. Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor Steve Peers and I discussed the legal and constitutional implications of Brexit with presenter Joshua Rosenberg. We covered a broad range of matters —hopefully in a way that was accessible to an equally broad range of listeners. In

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