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We must address the House of Lords’ size, for the good of parliament

Tomorrow the House of Lords will debate its size, which is widely criticised for having grown by almost 200 since the removal of most hereditary peers in 1999. 1,353 more words



According to the Mail, then,  the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the one to which they, the Mail,  have been fighting to bring back power from Europe (decent British judges, applying decent British law, enacted by decent British elected parliament…. 488 more words

Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC and Naina Patel: Miller Is Right

Even those of us who question the notion of absolute parliamentary sovereignty (eg. whether it should trump the rule of law in extreme situations such as the abolition of judicial review) wholly subscribe to the view that parliament, not the executive, should make or unmake our domestic laws. 2,794 more words

UK Parliament

Kieron Beal QC: The Taxing Issues arising in Miller

There have been a number of critical blogs on this website questioning the legal reasoning deployed by the Divisional Court in R (Miller and others) v. 3,555 more words

UK Parliament

Philip Allott: Fundamental Legal Aspects of UK Withdrawal from the EU: Eight Stages on the Way to a New Relationship

The exceptional complexity of the legal aspects of UK withdrawal from the EU is due to the fact that it involves the interaction of three legal systems – international law, EU law and national law. 2,265 more words

European Union

John Adenitire: Exiting the EU Constitutionally

In Miller v Secretary of State , the High Court held that the Government cannot use its prerogative power to initiate the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.  1,571 more words

UK Parliament

#Brexit: the UK Supreme Court gives the government permission to appeal - next steps

The UK government has formally applied for permission to appeal the High Court’s decision of 3 November 2016, in R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) -v- the Secretary of State for Existing the European Union… 115 more words