‘Countdown to the Referendum’ is a series of free downloadable articles by Matrix that will explore a number of legal topics surrounding the UK referendum on 23 June 2016. Over the coming weeks, our experts at Matrix will cover the legal enforceability of the recent EU settlement, election law issues and the referendum process, claims of EU “over-regulation”, how Brexit will impact Scotland, and immigration and security issues. Authors will include Nick Armstrong, Claire Darwin, Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon), Gavin Millar QC, Aidan O’Neill QC, Nick Randall QC, Mark Summers QC, Rhodri Thompson QC, Professor Takis Tridimas and Angeline Welsh.
This week, Gavin Millar QC and Anthony Fairclough consider the legal framework around the holding and the conduct of the EU referendum, and referendums more generally. They examine in detail the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, Part VII, and its interplay with the European Union Referendum Act 2015.
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