Author Archives: Robert Pigney

Peers vote to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

The Lords voted this evening to amend the “Brexit Bill” to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the outcome of negotiations with the EU. In this the Lords have fulfilled their purpose and duty as the conscience of Parliament and … Continue reading

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Red Queen once again asserts that she is the law and will not allow Parliament a meaningful vote

The Red Queen strikes again! In a shockingly dismissive statement yesterday Theresa May said that she would not allow Parliament to amend “her” Brexit bill. The Prime Minister once again flexes her muscles and announces her willingness to overrule Parliament … Continue reading

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Peers highlight the importance of Parliament’s ‘final say on individual rights’ in debates on the Bill

The House of Lords Second Reading debates on the European Union(Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2017 were completed on the 21st of February. The Committee Stage debates began on the 27th (the second day is today).This will be the peers’ first … Continue reading

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Three Knights Opinion sent to peers

On Monday the House of Lords will begin to debate the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2017 which is designed to surrender the Parliamentary sovereignty that was upheld by the Supreme Court just weeks ago. Today we are sending … Continue reading

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Taking action on the People’s Challenge amendment

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was published yesterday by the Government. It has a simple, brutal purpose: to hand back to the Prime Minister all of the power she wrongly claimed she had during the Miller case, so … Continue reading

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There are White Papers and White Papers, but now at least we have a White Paper…

The Prime Minister, by announcing that there will be a White Paper on the article 50, seems to have vindicated the decision to set up the Second People’s Challenge. Whether that White Paper turns out to be sufficient for the … Continue reading

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Victory in the Supreme Court – and what’s next for Parliament and the People’s Challenge

As has already been widely reported, today an 8-3 majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Divisional Court decision, ruling. They stated: “We cannot accept that a major change to UK constitutional arrangements can be achieved by a ministers alone; … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s ‘decisive restoration of parliamentary sovereignty’ welcomed by People’s Challenge

Crowdfunded campaign group ‘the People’s Challenge’ welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision that ‘regal’ prerogative powers could not be used by the Government to exit the EU and that only an Act of Parliament would be sufficient. The judgment means that … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between the Tories and Labour? The Colour.

In a recent move Jeremy Corbyn has imposed a three line whip on Labour MP’s in preparation for the upcoming Article 50 Notification Bill. This is sadly only the latest in a series of moves where Jeremy Corbyn seems to … Continue reading

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Article 50 ruling to be handed down on 24 January

The UK’s Supreme Court is to give its judgment in the ‘Brexit’ legal challenge at 9.30 AM on Tuesday 24 January. The 11-Justice Court will decide whether to reject or allow the Government’s appeal against the ruling that it cannot … Continue reading

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