Tag: EU law

Should there, and does there have to, be a second referendum?

The vacuity of the debate that preceded the referendum on EU membership is exceeded only by the emptiness of result that the referendum subsequently yielded. A slim majority of those who voted may have expressed […]

On why, as a matter of law, triggering Article 50 does not require Parliament to legislate

In his resignation statement, David Cameron took it to be the case that triggering the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is a matter for the Prime […]

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. […]

Cambridge Law in Focus video on Brexit

Since the early hours of Friday morning, I have written a number of posts about the legal and constitutional and implications of Brexit. Also on Friday, I made a short (nine minute) video as part […]

Can Scotland block Brexit?

On The Sunday Politics Scotland today, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, raised the prospect of Scotland placing an obstacle in the path of Brexit, saying: “If the Scottish parliament is judging this on the […]

Can the EU force the UK to trigger the two-year Brexit process?

There has been a great deal of discussion over the last couple of days about whether the European Union can force the United Kingdom to begin the two-year exit process set out in Article 50 […]

A new Prime Minister, or a snap election?

The Prime Minister’s failure to secure a vote in favour of continued EU membership raises obvious questions about both his future and his Government’s. Can the Prime Minister be changed without a general election? And […]