Brexit is causing consternation among charities and the rest of the voluntary sector. But it is happening – and, argues Stuart Etherington, they must step up and ensure they, and the marginalised people they help, have a say in government policy. Many social care workers are EU citizens and their rights must be guaranteed. Brexit will take away some sources […]
The SNP have concluded that the political weather to announce Indyref2 will never look as good as it does right now. Looking at the process of negotiating Brexit, however, the claim that the case for Indyref2 is about the timing is a highly contestable one, write Daniel Kenealy and Stuart MacLennan.
The UK and Scottish Governments are locked in a showdown over […]
Eurosceptics have long had the European Court of Human Rights in their sights. Soon the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is likely to disappear from the UK’s legal landscapes. Tobias Lock and Tom Gerard Daly argue that Brexit will make it easier for Eurosceptics to achieve their aim of replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights […]
The rights of EU citizens living in the UK are not guaranteed. An amendment that would have given them post-Brexit rights regardless of the outcome of negotiations was voted down in the Commons. Ruvi Ziegler says the government’s argument – which says that by refusing to guarantee EU citizens’ rights, it is protecting British people living in the EU – is […]
In some respects the Brexit referendum itself was a violation of human rights, argues Adrian Low. Three substantial groups were denied the opportunity to vote when inclusion of any two of those groups would almost certainly have reversed the result. Rational democratic decision-making was negated by a campaign of exaggeration and lies and unnecessary last-minute poll predictions encouraged complacency […]
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.
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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 […]