The Great Repeal Bill White Paper in 20 tweets

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 … Continue reading The Great Repeal Bill White Paper in 20 tweets

The Government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Some Preliminary Thoughts

After several months of gestation — it was first trailed in Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference last October — the Government today finally put some flesh on the bones of its spectacularly misleadingly dubbed ‘Great Repeal Bill’. Or at least, that is what the Government appears to think it has done by publishing its White Paper. In reality, its thinking — or the thinking revealed in this White Paper, at any rate — remains alarmingly sparse, and gives rise to at least as many questions as it answers. I do not in this post seek to provide … Continue reading The Government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Some Preliminary Thoughts

The ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and Delegated Powers

By Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney A good deal of the legal and constitutional interest generated by Brexit has so far, perhaps unsurprisingly, focussed upon the very beginning of the withdrawal process. Initially, all eyes were on the courts, with the Supreme Court holding in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 that the Article 50 mechanism can be activated only with Parliament’s legislative blessing. As a result of that landmark judgment, attention has now switched to Parliament, through which the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is presently passing. The questions that have … Continue reading The ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and Delegated Powers