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Whose power is it anyway? Brexit, parliamentary sovereignty and triggering Article 50

24 October 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers


Last week saw the final submissions in the judicial review on whether the UK Government can formally trigger Brexit without parliamentary backing. Although dismissed by some, including the Government's own lawyers, as an attempt to "reverse Brexit", the Claimants' case asks a question that goes to the heart of the relationship between the Government, the Parliament, the courts and the people of the UK. Indeed, the outcome of this legal process may well have profoundly political implications.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Brexit: a play in four acts?

1 August 2016

By Andrew Eaton

The stage is set for the Euro-drama of our time.

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This is the house that Brexit built

25 July 2016

By Andrew Eaton, Associate

The new May Government has now been fully established and has begun getting to work. Judging by last week's notable developments, foreign affairs is top of the agenda.

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Another week of Brexit developments

11 July 2016

By Andrew Eaton

Following on from last week’s comments from Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker about when the EU expects the UK to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, comments by British officials in the last week have shed further light on the road to Brexit ahead.

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