Preview on Miller – An Article 50 Bill? – Parliamentary Fun & Games

This week, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has unveiled her twelve-point plan for Brexit as March 31st, her self-imposed deadline for invoking Article 50, draws ever closer. Yet, constitutionally there may be two hurdles to clear before invoking Article 50. These hurdles are only “maybes” because it depends on the decision of the Supreme Court…

Article 50: Was the Government Really Divorced From Reality? Analysing the High Court’s Decision in Miller

This post considers the implications of the High Court’s decision in Miller that Parliament needs to grant the government the authority to invoke Art 50. The first post below discusses the High Court judgment itself, and the prospects of the government’s appeal being successful before the Supreme Court. A second post will follow shortly, which…

PMQs: The Challenge for Corbyn

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12noon sees the return of a fixture that some hate to miss. It’s Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs). While to some this may appear to be people just shouting at each other, PMQs serves a useful purpose. It is one of the ways in which the Prime Minister and the government are…

When Will Theresa May Become Prime Minister?

Update: This blog was written before Cameron has announced that he will hand over to May on Wednesday after Prime Minister’s Question Time. Theresa May will become the Prime Minister by Wednesday evening.  Well this has happened fast… With Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the Conservative Party leadership contest, Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister….

Brexit – What Happens Next?

NOTE: This post was written at 5am on Friday morning, before Cameron announced his resignation. Once again the polls were wrong, and the UK has voted to leave the EU. Obviously, the ramifications of this decision are enormous both in the short and long term. The immediate question is What Happens Next? There are several significant…

TRILCon 2016

The Centre for Information Rights Third Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law. The overall theme for this year’s conference was ‘Information is Power’.