The Supreme Court ruling in relation to Brexit was a thing of paradox. Many people who might normally be assumed to favour popular sovereignty went into ecstasy over a ruling which was a Diceyan reassertion of the sovereignty of Parliament as the guiding principle of the British constitution. It was a stark demonstration of the … Continue reading After the Judgement, Whither Scotland?
After the Judgement, Whither Scotland? The Supreme Court ruling in relation to Brexit has brought a certain grim constitutional clarity. It was a reassertion of one of the guiding principles of the British constitution: the sovereignty of Parliament. Even Dicey got a mention in its support (para 43). And let there be no doubt in … Continue reading After the Judgement, Whither Scotland?
The High Court has ruled that there must be a vote in Parliament before Article 50 is triggered. May can probably get a majority in the Commons, but the Lords is a different matter. The possible outcome of this are: 1) the use of the Parliament Act to over ride the Lords - with a … Continue reading The High Court Ruling