Category Archives: brexit

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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Same old, same old and btw she still hasn’t told Parliament

Following a particularly long and arduous 45 minutes, I hope I’m not the only one to have emerged from Theresa May’s Brexit speech more confused and incredulous than I went in. The whole thing was a re-hash of the previous … Continue reading

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Supreme Court announcement any day now

Rumour and speculation abound regarding the Supreme Court judgement later this month. Apparently the Govt. has asked for and been refused advanced sight of the decision The reason, apparently, was so that it could put contingencies in place. This does … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings and update

As 2016 draws to a close and we await the Supreme Court’s confirmation that the UK’s Parliament is the Sovereign authority that Theresa May and her Government must respect and obey, our thoughts turn to the process by which our … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report – Days 3 and 4

This final report summarises the key developments in court on Wednesday and Thursday. The transcripts for both days are here and here. Lord Pannick QC finished his submissions on Wednesday morning, covering the legality of the use of prerogative powers … Continue reading

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Representing the People’s Challenge today…

The legal team has been working overnight on the submissions to be made to the Supreme Court today, so an update summarising yesterday’s and today’s hearing will follow tomorrow. Our lead QC,  Helen Mountfield will speak from 12.00 noon for … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 2

As the video and transcripts of the Supreme Court hearing’s second day demonstrate, a packed court room is no guarantee of rapt attention in a case that involves dozens of technical points and bundle references as well as the most … Continue reading

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People’s Challenge – Supreme Court report: Day 1

Yesterday was the first of four intense days of legal argument from the opposing legal teams in the Article 50 case. The hearing can be viewed on line and there has been insightful Twitter coverage from Jolyon Maugham QC, Schona … Continue reading

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Watching the Supreme Court and thanks to all our backers and supporters

Next week we see the penultimate stage in this challenge we have mounted on whether the Government has the authority to use ancient Royal Prerogative rights to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the EU. The Supreme … Continue reading

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