Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site – many thanks.] 11th July 2016 There are three potential cases against the government on Article 50, demanding that the ultimate decision on Brexit be made by parliament and not the prime minister under the royal … Read more

Does Article 50 require an Act of Parliament? A brief thought-experiment.

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site – many thanks.] Here is a question: would a decision by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union require an Act of Parliament? On this question, one week or so after the referendum vote … Read more

The Mishcon de Reya legal challenge on Article 50 – some thoughts

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site – many thanks.] News has just broken of an Article 50 legal challenge being proposed by the well-known London law firm Mishcon de Reya. The press release is here. Here are some initial thoughts. First, it is not … Read more