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Month: May 2017

Brexit round-up – week commencing 22 May 2017

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a weekly round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution For the London Review of Books (paywall), Alan Finlayson has written an essay analysing Brexitism – an ‘unusual political philosophy’. The Financial Times discusses the law and politics of the EU’s Brexit bill. Scottish Legal News is […]

Brexit round-up – week commencing 15 May 2017

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a weekly round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that an independent Scotland may need a ‘phased’ return to the EU, possibly re-joining the free trade area before considering full membership. The Institute for Government has published a report stating that many […]

Brexit, BITs and Enforcement by Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) QC

The United Kingdom has, under and in terms of Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), formally notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). In this paper Aidan considers what effect the United Kingdom ceasing to be a Member State of the European Union might have on […]

Brexit round-up – week commencing 8 May 2017

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a weekly round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution For the Centre for European Reform, John Springford has argued that, in the context of Brexit, the weak checks on prime ministerial power and likely massive parliamentary majority after the General Election, are dangerous. The Chancellor of […]

Brexit round-up – week commencing 1 May 2017

Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a weekly round-up of Brexit-related links and news. Brexit and the UK constitution In a move raising fears over UK fragmentation, the EU has confirmed that Northern Ireland would seamlessly re-join the bloc after Brexit in the event of a vote for Irish reunification. In the case of Coal Staff […]