The rules of state

As I write this piece, negotiations between the UK and EU on the former’s proposed departure are two days into a 720 day cycle. So far, even in this short time span, we have seen the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) strongly argue for Single Market Access, […]

“Great Repeal Bill” – The sovereignty of the executive

“GREAT REPEAL BILL” – THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE EXECUTIVE? In principle the Bill as described in the recent White Paper makes sense as a way of implementing Brexit: repeal the European Communities Act; turn the EU acquis into UK law except where Brexit makes it necessary to do something else. Make any policy-driven changes in […]

Brexit will be defeated by Brexit (but YOU need to help)

29 March 2017 will go down in history as the day the UK notified its intention to leave the European Union (EU). History may also record that a few decades later England, after years of economic stagnation and political isolation, re-joined an independent Scotland, Wales and a united Ireland in the Eurozone. Although Brexiters want […]

How clear will the ‘terms’ be?

  Some hold that the agreement that will be reached by November 2018 will not be capable of a decision in a referendum because the terms of Brexit will be too vague for the electorate to sensibly reach a decision This line of argument holds that the agreement will cover only the divorce bill, the […]