Breaking down Brexit

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  • Brexit after the June election

    Submitted: 12 June 2017

    The Prime Minister called the June election in order to strengthen her domestic political position before the start of Brexit negotiations. She appears to have achieved the opposite and we now have a hung Parliament and a minority government. Nevertheless, for the time being the UK Government appears set on continuing with its pre election policy for a “hard” Brexit. It remains to be seen whether this is politically possible.

  • ECJ Opinion - Singapore Free Trade Agreement and Brexit implications

    Submitted: 19 May 2017

    ​The European Court of Justice's Opinion on questions of the process for concluding a bilateral free trade agreement between the EU and the Republic of Singapore is particularly important as it will determine which provisions will require approval and subsequent ratification from all remaining EU Member States in any UK-EU deal brokered in the context of Brexit.

  • Brexit and the General Election

    Submitted: 19 April 2017

    On 18 April 2017, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a snap general election will be held on 08 June. Today, on Wednesday 19 April, Mrs May put to the House the necessary motion to instigate the process. The motion, backed by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, passed with a majority of 522 to 13. Parliament will dissolve 25 days before the election date on 03 May 2017.

  • UK Government’s White Paper: legislating for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

    Submitted: 04 April 2017

    The UK Government has published its long awaited White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill and the future of English law after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. This blog touches on some of the key points raised in this relatively brief paper.

  • View from Brussels - Article 50 is triggered: what’s next?

    Submitted: 29 March 2017

    The UK has, on 29 March 2017, served notice under Article 50.

  • Article 50: 29 March 2017

    Submitted: 20 March 2017

    Sir Tim Barrow, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, informed the office of Donald Tusk, EU Council president, this morning that the UK will give notice under Article 50 next Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

  • Meanwhile in Brussels: the debate on the future of the European Union

    Submitted: 14 March 2017

    One of the side effects of the Brexit referendum has been a debate among the remaining 27 EU Member States on the future of the Union.

  • Supreme Court judgment handed down

    Submitted: 24 January 2017

    The judgment of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union was handed down on 24 January 2017 and confirms that the Government needs Parliamentary authority to issue notice under Article 50.

  • Does Brexit mean that the UK automatically leaves the single market?

    Submitted: 10 January 2017

    A new legal challenge.

  • “Keep calm and negotiate” - Barnier invites the UK to the negotiating table and sets tight timetable

    Submitted: 08 December 2016

    In his first press conference since he took office as chief Brexit negotiator for the European Commission, Mr Barnier gave an overview of the many contacts he has had with Member States and EU institutions over the last two months and the work done so far within the Task Force that he chairs.

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