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  • Who’s the judge?

    Speaking at Heathrow airport today, prime minister Theresa May said:  “I think we all have to remember, and what MPs and peers have to remember, is that we had a vote on 23 June.  The British people, the majority of the British people, voted to […]

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  • Can MPs vote against article 50?

    Being played out in court at the moment is a case regarding the powers of parliament. Does the government have the constitutional right to trigger British departure from the EU on the strength of an explicitly non-binding referendum without parliamentary assent? For the record, the […]

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  • See you in court

    I am having difficulty explaining to people from other countries what’s going on in the High Court at the moment.  There is a case brought by Gina Miller, a fund manager, arguing that the government cannot invoke Article 50 of the TEU (the procedure for […]

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  • Must Britain leave the EU? (15 November 2016)

    A joint meeting with the Federal Trust and the Global Policy Institute 5.30 pm to 7 pm Tuesday 15 November 2016 London Metropolitan University 84 Moorgate London EC2M 6SQ We asked last year whether Britain could leave the EU, with a rather gloomy prognosis.  Sadly, we were […]

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  • Borders can be complicated

    A jolly piece in the Spectator, inspired by the dispute over Gibraltar, reports on strange borders around the world.  What look like neat lines on maps often turn out, on closer inspection, to be rather more complicated. The town of Point Roberts is separated from […]

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