Brexit round up- Week Commencing 30 September 2019


Matrix’s Legal Support Service provides a round-up of Brexit-related links and news.

 Brexit and the UK constitution

  1. Downing Street was forced to cut short the Prime Minister’s trip to New York for the UN General Assembly in response to the unfolding constitutional crisis back in London following the Supreme Court’s ruling that his shutdown of Parliament was unlawful. Boris Johnson criticised the ruling but returned to Parliament this week. The House of Commons convened for its first session since the illegal prorogation yesterday for a debate described as “a depressing shambles”, emotionally charged and a “bear pit”. Meanwhile, voters have called on Boris Johnson to resign following the ruling.
  2. Dominic Cummings has warned MPs it is “not surprising” that voters are angry with them over their failure to deliver Brexit.
  3. Boris Johnson has called on Jeremy Corbyn to bring down his government and spark a general election.
  4. Ministers still do not know if NHS can cope with no deal, says watchdog.
  5. Michael Gove has warned that the Conservative Party will “collapse” if the UK does not leave the European Union by the 31 October deadline.

The UK’s post-Brexit deal with the EU

  1. A leaked European Commission memo has said the latest draft proposals from the UK for a new Brexit deal “fall short of satisfying all the objectives of the Irish backstop”.
  2. Labour MPs vow to revive Commons push for a second referendum in bid to end Brexit ‘crisis.

Impact of Brexit on the economy

  1. How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? The Guardian has the September verdict. Meanwhile, no-deal threat has taken toll on business and consumer confidence, analysis shows.