This paper examines the necessary steps for achieving the government’s objective of preserving EU law after Brexit, after the government has notified the European Union of its intention to cease to be a Member State. Part 1 examines the government's … [Read more...] about Preparing for Brexit & The Great Repeal Bill: The Legislative Options
In the wake of the ‘leave’ outcome of the European Union (EU) referendum on 23 June, a key focus of interest is upon the manner in which the United Kingdom (UK) can give constitutional as well as legal effect to that outcome. Law is a necessary … [Read more...] about Using the Prerogative for Major Constitutional Change: The United Kingdom Constitution and Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
The outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 will, in practice, bind the government on the question of whether or not the United Kingdom will remain in the EU. This paper does not engage in the issues about ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ about which it is … [Read more...] about Brexit: The Immediate Legal Consequences
Parliamentary privilege is essential to the functioning of a modern, democratic Parliament. Free speech in Parliament is as crucial now as it was when the Bill of Rights was enacted in the seventeenth century. However if Parliament has an 'adversary' … [Read more...] about Parliamentary Privilege: Evolution or Codification?
The Constitution Society is pleased to announce the publication of a landmark Report that it has commissioned on the coercive powers of select committees. Co-authored by eminent constitutional lawyers, Richard Gordon QC and Amy Street, the Report … [Read more...] about Select Committees and Coercive Powers – Clarity or Confusion?