Prorogation: Constitutional Principle and Law, Fact and Causation – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The Prime Minister’s recent announcement that Parliament would be prorogued, thereby severely curtailing the opportunity for parliamentary debate, raises important issues of constitutional principle and law, and also issues concerning fact and causation. They are examined in turn.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 31st August 2019

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Playing Hardball with the Queen – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in bills, brexit, constitutional law, Crown, news, parliament, prerogative powers by sally

‘The idea of constitutional hardball was introduced to the world by Mark Tushnet. The sport is played when political actors decide the stakes are so high that any lawful action is justified, no matter how constitutionally problematic: hardball stays within the confines of the law, but runs against the spirit, and sometimes the conventions, of the constitution.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 31st August 2019

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Proroguing parliament sets a horrifying precedent. I’m going to court to stop it – Gina Miller – The Guardian

‘Other dictatorial moves may follow if Boris Johnson’s ruse is allowed to pass. The high court must listen to our case against it.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2019

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Judge refuses to halt Parliament suspension plans ahead of full hearing – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in brexit, injunctions, judges, news, parliament, prerogative powers, royal prerogative by sally

‘A Scottish judge has refused to order a temporary halt to Boris Johnson’s plan to shut down the UK Parliament.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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Parliament suspension: What was the Queen’s role? – BBC News

‘It is most unlikely we will ever get any authoritative insight into what the Queen thought about the prime minister’s request for her to suspend Parliament.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2019

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Parliament had failed on Brexit long before this prorogation – The Guardian

‘MPs had three years to come up with an alternative to no deal – and they failed.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2019

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Brexit: Gina Miller files for legal challenge to stop Boris Johnson’s ‘cynical and cowardly’ plan to prorogue parliament – The Independent

Posted August 29th, 2019 in brexit, constitutional law, judicial review, news, parliament, prorogation by tracey

‘Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has as filed an urgent application for a legal challenge to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “cynical and cowardly” plan to prorogue parliament.’

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The Independent, 29th August 2019

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No Deal Brexit risks reversing human rights progress in extradition law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, extradition, human rights, news by tracey

‘The UK Government’s vow to leave the European Union “whatever the circumstances” on the 31st October has left the UK hurtling towards a no-deal Brexit this Halloween, but what does this mean for the rights of people subject to future extradition between the UK and the EU?.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th August 2019

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How will the UK immigration system cope with no deal Brexit? – Garden Court Chambers

‘UK immigration reform is imminent. The Government’s 2018 White Paper proposals for a new immigration system appear to be here to stay and a no deal Brexit looks more likely than ever.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 22nd August 2019

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Judge rejects court action against Boris Johnson over £350m Brexit claim – The Guardian

‘An attempt to bring a private prosecution against Boris Johnson for allegedly telling lies during the 2016 referendum campaign appears to have been dealt a fatal blow with the rejection of an application to take the case to the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2019

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Boris Johnson: Court quashes attempt to prosecute prime minister over Brexit bus ‘lies’ – The Independent

‘An attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over the claim that Britain gave the EU £350m a week has been thrown out by a judge.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2019

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Pro-Brexit war veteran jailed for Heidi Allen posts – BBC News

‘A pro-Brexit war veteran who menaced a Remain-supporting MP with “terrifying” online posts has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2019

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Jon Snow and Nigel Farage cleared by Ofcom over Brexit rally remarks – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in brexit, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Channel 4 News host Jon Snow has been cleared by Ofcom after more than 2,600 people complained about a remark he made about a pro-Brexit rally in March.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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Brexiteer jailed for threatening to kill MPs – The Independent

‘A Brexiteer has been jailed for threatening to kill MPs because he felt they were trying to “delay or stop the UK’s exit from the European Union”.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2019

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Brexit activist Darren Grimes wins appeal against £20,000 Electoral Commission fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in brexit, budgets, EC law, fines, news, ombudsmen, referendums, statutory interpretation by sally

‘Brexit activist Darren Grimes has won an appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission for his activity during the 2016 Brexit referendum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2019

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House of Lords passes amendment to help prevent no-deal Brexit – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2019 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, Northern Ireland, parliament, prorogation by tracey

‘Bill could make it illegal for a Boris Johnson administration to prorogue parliament.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2019

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Flawed Home Office app stops EU citizen getting settled status – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2019 in brexit, citizenship, computer programs, government departments, news by tracey

‘EU citizens who have been in the UK for fewer than five years and apply to remain in the UK after Brexit face further uncertainty because of a flaw in the Home Office phone app, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2019

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What is a judicial review and can it stop a no-deal Brexit? – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2019 in brexit, judicial review, news, parliament, prerogative powers by sally

‘Sir John Major has said he will seek a judicial review should Boris Johnson become Tory leader and suspend Parliament in order to deliver a no-deal Brexit. But, just what is a judicial review?’

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BBC News, 10th July 2019

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Major: I will seek a judicial review to stop Parliament shutdown – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2019 in brexit, judicial review, news, parliament, political parties by sally

‘Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the BBC he would seek a judicial review in the courts if the new prime minister tried to suspend Parliament to deliver a no-deal Brexit.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2019

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Ep 86: Brexit – The Conservative leadership election and a new EU negotiating team – Law Pod UK

Posted July 4th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, news, parliament, political parties by sally

‘Here Professor Barnard examines whether either candidate could sign up to a tariff free no-deal, the so called GATT 24 option, and what the timings for Brexit look like both here and in the EU.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd July 2019

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