Some EU citizens living in Britain who decided to seek permanent residency after the Brexit vote are being told to make arrangements to leave. A number of these people are among the 31,000 EU academics currently working in UK universities. Colin Talbot says many are alarmed and some have already decided to leave – putting the expertise of Britain’s universities […]
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 […]
If the recent high court ruling on Brexit is upheld, then MPs in the UK Parliament will have to approve the decision to trigger Article 50 and begin the process for leaving the European Union. But how would this vote actually take place and what influence will Parliament have over the negotiations? Based on a recent report, Sara Hagemann assesses Parliament’s […]
The question of prerogative power is at the heart of the ‘People’s Challenge’ currently before the High Court. Does the government have the power to invoke Article 50 without consulting Parliament? In the first part of her analysis for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Alison Young looked at the government’s argument that the courts do not have jurisdiction over […]
Perhaps with an eye to the departure of the Great British Bake Off from the BBC, Theresa May’s government appears to be seeking to fill the gap in the schedule. In this article, Kenneth Armstrong argues that the inclusion of a Great “British” Repeal Bill in the Queen’s Speech represents a technical challenge that voters might find difficult to digest.
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Theresa May has made much of her announcement that the European Communities Act will be repealed. But Mark Elliott argues that as well as being legally unnecessary it will probably give Parliament less – rather than more – say over legislation post-Brexit, as ministers are likely to repeal or amend EU laws via executive order. It also suggests May is unwilling […]