Earlier this week, I gave a Cambridge Centre for Public Law Seminar on the subject of the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union  UKSC 5, in which it was held that the process of withdrawing from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European
The Conservative Party — which, barring an electoral surprise that would make the election of Donald Trump look pedestrian, will form the next UK administration — has published its manifesto. What does it reveal about the constitutional aspects of the party’s programme for government?
The Prime Minister has been warned of possible legal action on the issue of whether the UK can leave the EU without a second referendum. But does the European Union Act 2011 really require a further plebiscite?
A pre-publication version of my Cambridge Law Journal article on the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the Miller case is now available. In it, I argue that the majority’s judgment does not withstand critical scrutiny.
In its recent White Paper, the Government set out its thinking about the “Great Repeal Bill”. In this series of tweets, I highlight some of the key elements of the White Paper.
The “Great Repeal Bill” will lay the legislative foundations for the extensive process of legal re-wiring necessitated by Brexit. In its White Paper published in March 2017, the Government set out its plans for the Bill in broad terms — but it is clear that much thinking remains to be done.
The House of Lords Constitution Committee recently reported on the constitutional issues that are likely to be raised by the “Great Repeal Bill”. This post, written by Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney, examines some of the key issues addressed by the Committee in its report.
The House of Lords Constitution Committee has published a report on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The Bill, which is presently being considered by the House of Lords, was introduced into Parliament in the wake of the Supreme Court’s judgment in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 
Several eminent lawyers argue that legislation authorising the triggering of Article 50 is insufficient to authorise the conclusion of the Brexit process. But it is far from clear that their analysis is compatible with the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Miller case.
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