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Tag: Article 50

  • UK Learns Brexit is Easier Said Than Done

    [This post was first published on the website of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. It is republished here with permission of the author.] —David R. Cameron, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Program on European Union Studies, Yale University When Prime Minister Theresa May took over as the leader of the British Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom in July, she famously said, “Brexit means Brexit.”

  • Pulling the Article 50 ‘Trigger’: Parliament’s Indispensable Role

    Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. —Nick Barber, Fellow, Trinity College Oxford; Tom Hickman, Reader, UCL and barrister at Blackstone Chambers; Jeff King, Senior Lecturer in Law, UCL In this post we argue that as a matter of domestic constitutional law, the Prime Minister is unable to issue a declaration under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – triggering our withdrawal from the European Union – without having been first authorised to do so by an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament.