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Legislation that is, and is not: the deeply problematic Repeal Bill

The (no longer ‘Great’) Repeal Bill has been published, and is likely to encounter considerable opposition in both Parliament and the devolved assemblies. Joelle Grogan says that the Bill marks a move away from individual rights and remedies and offers nothing to allay concerns about ministers’ ability to amend laws without parliamentary scrutiny (Henry VIII clauses). It will be up […]

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    The (not so) Great Repeal Bill, part 2: How Henry VIII clauses undermine Parliament

The (not so) Great Repeal Bill, part 2: How Henry VIII clauses undermine Parliament

The Great Repeal Bill proposes to delegate power to Government in the form of a Henry VIII clause which will enable Government to change all EU-derived primary and secondary law by means of a secondary act (usually a statutory instrument) with limited or no Parliamentary scrutiny or oversight. In the second of her two posts on the Bill, Joelle […]

The (not so) Great Repeal Bill, part 1: only uncertainty is certain

The Great Repeal Bill is intended to convert all existing EU law into UK law. The aim is to provide legal certainty after Brexit Day and to enable the government to repeal aspects of EU law afterwards. But, writes Joelle Grogan in the first of a two-part series on the Bill, the proposed Brexit Day division will still create a great […]

The Great Repeal Bill explained in sticky notes

The Great Repeal Bill will let the government repeal those EU laws it wants to scrap or change. Joelle Grogan sets out the plan in the form of sticky notes.

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Brexit blog, nor the LSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Article 50 notification explained in sticky notes

Now Article 50 has been invoked, the UK has two years to reach an agreement with the EU. With the help of sticky notes, Joelle Grogan explains what happens next .

 

 

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    The Supreme Court’s ruling on Article 50 – in sticky notes

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Article 50 – in sticky notes

The Supreme Court has ruled by 8-3 that only Parliament can trigger Article 50 and begin the process of taking Britain out of the EU. Joelle Grogan follows up her earlier guide to the case with a quick sticky note summary of the Justices’ decision.

 

 

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Brexit blog, nor the […]

The Article 50 case explained in sticky notes

The intricacies of the Article 50 Brexit case, on which the Supreme Court will hand down judgment on 24 January, can be difficult to grasp for non-lawyers. Joelle Grogan explains it in a series of sticky notes.

 

 

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Brexit blog, nor the LSE. 

Joelle Grogan is a […]

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    Rights for the chop: how a Henry VIII clause in the Great Repeal Bill will undermine democracy

Rights for the chop: how a Henry VIII clause in the Great Repeal Bill will undermine democracy

The Great Repeal Bill will put EU law on the UK statute book. But what happens to it after that will often be down to ministers, who can use the ‘Henry VIII clause’ to amend or repeal legislation without the need for parliamentary scrutiny. Joelle Grogan argues that this is not only undemocratic, but may well lead to the loss […]