Clothing Bare Brexit

The Supreme Court has decided that Parliament must provide statutory authorisation before the Prime Minister serves notice of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union in terms of Article 50 TEU. A Bill – the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill – was presented to Parliament on 26th January 2017 and is due [...]

Brace! Brace! Britain is Exiting the Single Market

The year began with the outgoing UK Ambassador to the UK complaining that we didn’t yet know the UK Government’s negotiating objectives for Brexit. In her speech at Lancaster House in London on 17th January, the British Prime Minister Theresa May has given some stronger indications of her government’s direction of travel for the UK’s [...]

Our (Not So) Permanent Representative

The resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers as the UK’s Ambassador, or ‘Permanent Representative’, to the EU has seen the New Year begin with more fireworks than the Sydney harbour bridge. His incendiary letter of resignation highlighted not just that the government’s objectives for the negotiations that will follow the triggering of Article 50 TEU are [...]

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