Timothy Endicott argues that the decision of the Divisional Court in Miller could only be justified if there were a deficit (at least, in respect of a matter as constitutionally important as triggering departure from the EU) in the constitutional legitimacy of the British government’s power to conduct international relations on behalf of the United Kingdom. But on the contrary, there are good reasons of constitutional principle for the government to have the authority it has in international relations, and good reasons for it to be respected in this case. Those are reasons against interpreting the ECA 1972 as taking away that power.
Life After Brexit
Yesterday, together with the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government, we ran a seminar on Life after Brexit. The discussion was chaired by Nick Barber, with Alison Young,...
The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Good or Bad News for Human Rights?
In a series of posts, Alison Young examines the Government's recent White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill, looking specifically at its potential impact on the protect of human rights post Brexit...