Vereinigtes Königreich

  • What’s in a name? A Brexit we can all enjoy

    … Change is a powerful notion in politics. A strong mandate for change can motivate all sorts of policy reversals and bring new ideas to fruition. Very often it does none of that at all. Frequently a perception of change is all one needs to feel reinvigorated and ready to take on the challenge of … continuing business as usual. Sometimes…

    Verfassungsblog- 78 Leser -


  • Can Brexit be stopped under EU Law?

    … on the revocation question under Art. 50. Therefore, the legal question invariably turns to the interpretation of Art. 50 itself. The text of Art. 50 Two issues in the text of art. 50 have been prominent in the revocation debate: the legal relevance of ‘intention’ and the relationship between ‘intention’ in Art. 50 (2) and ‘withdrawal’ from the EU in Art. 50…

    Verfassungsblog- 91 Leser -
  • Dispute Resolution after Brexit

    … When setting out her priorities for the Brexit negotiations in a speech at Lancaster House in January, Theresa May promised to ‘bring an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Britain.’ This forcefully formulated ‘red line’ turned into a headache for the British negotiators as it was both somewhat misconceived – the ECJ’s…

    Tobias Lock/ Verfassungsblog- 99 Leser -
  • One year after the Brexit Referendum: More, Fewer or No Referendums in Europe?

    … One year after the much-discussed Brexit referendum of 26 June 2016 ‒ and the European political and constitutional landscape is marked by questions concerning the desirability of referendums. The controversial Turkish constitutional referendum of 16 April 2017 is evidence, and so are calls for a referendum ratifying the Brexit deal…

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  • First Thoughts on the UK General Election Result 2017

    … 1. Any kind of formal co-operative pact between the UK Conservative Party and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is Faustian and will undoubtedly very quickly destroy whatever is left of Theresa May’s reputation and career as PM. It will also further re-toxify the Tories, polarise politics in England (and I mean England), and re…

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  • Die Verfassung des Vereinigten Königreichs

    … die Rechte der Königin auf drei Positionen reduziert: To be kept informed, to advise and to warn. Gerichte Oberstes Gericht war ursprünglich das House of Lords. Diese rechtsprechende Funktion übten später nur noch die sog. Law Lords, eine Kammer des Oberhauses, aus. Seit 2009 ist an deren Stelle der Supreme Court of the United Kingdom als…

    Sie hören von meinem Anwalt!- 164 Leser -
  • The Singapore Silver Bullet

    … According to the Daily Telegraph, “Brexit has received a significant boost” after a “landmark ruling” of the European Court of Justice on the EU-Singapore trade agreement. The Times of London stated yesterday that the Court’s ruling “smooths the way for a Brexit trade deal without veto”. The Guardian declared that the Luxembourg judgment “raised…

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  • Brexit Lawsuits, But Not As You Know Them

    … Calling in the lawyers is becoming a frequent response to the challenges of Brexit. While court actions on matters of constitutional law are well known, there is another, less publicised, avenue of legal resistance. Let us consider the case of foreign financial firms that established themselves in the City of London to take advantage of the UK’s…

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  • The Taming of Control – the Great Repeal Bill

    … this at all. It could simply have left it to the discretion of counsel and courts to see what use they made of CJEU jurisprudence as a guide to interpretation. But it seems clear that the issue is not just about the UK now having control over EU law, it is about the UK Government having control over UK courts. As to the capacity of UK courts to depart…

    Kenneth Armstrong/ Verfassungsblog- 49 Leser -
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