Future British governments could be unable to repeal new laws on workers’ rights, the environment, and health and safety, under the terms of the EU’s proposed Brexit trade deal.
“As you would expect from an independent nation, we can’t be subject to the rules and laws made by somebody else" / Really? That could have some rather far reaching consequences...
The UK could find itself off the hook over cases such as breaches of air pollution levels and a failure to act on peat bog burning, which campaigners say can exacerbate flooding.
Anti-Brexit campaigners used judicial review to fight prorogation of parliament – but campaigners warn reform will hurt the most vulnerable.
Gina Miller: Curbing Judicial Review Is Johnson’s Brexit ‘Revenge’ – But Will Hit Most Vulnerable 18/02/2020
Court battle to give parliament more say over departure from EU was won using legal process.
Martin Wolf: Britain’s demands for its negotiations with the EU are unrealistic.
Boris Johnson suffers triple defeat in Lords as peers vote against plans to allow lower courts to overrule EU law 20/01/2020
Peers also voted to provide EU citizens with physical proof of their right to stay in UK.
Peers back three amendments including right of EU citizens to physical proof of right to stay in UK.
MPs call for unlimited fines for electoral law breaches to stem flow of 'dirty money and dodgy data' 19/01/2020
Fines seen by some donors as ‘just the cost of doing business’, says electoral watchdog.
According to Article 20 of the Treaty of Lisbon, EU citizenship is additional and separate to national citizenship. Presently, there are no provisions for removing this citizenship and its associated rights from individuals, regardless of whether their nation leaves the EU.
Boris Johnson to fast-track plans to curb legal challenges ‘in revenge for Brexit defeats’ 15/01/2020
No 10 to target judicial reviews brought ‘for political motives’ to ‘restore trust’ – but a leading critic fears ‘a monstrous attack on the courts’.
Lord Sumption says possible Government plans to alter judicial review are 'a recipe for tyranny' 17/01/2020
The Conservatives are to review the 'constitutional plumbing' of the country to stop the courts being used for political ends.
Peers expected to attempt to amend bill as it passes through Lords.
Brexit will crash and burn – and when it does, Labour needs to hold the Tories responsible 09/01/2020
Our fundamental values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under direct threat. The next election has to produce a different outcome, and we'll get it by holding the prime minister accountable
Unchecked, unbalanced and channelling an unsavoury populism, a prime minister that I’ve helped to keep in check in the courts could soon be free to do whatever he pleases
Electoral law, the legal system and parliament itself will all be reformed to the Conservatives’ advantage.
Boris Johnson ‘to curb legal challenges over Brexit’ in extraordinary attack on the courts 25/11/2019
Prime minister intends to ‘change the scope of the royal prerogative and become a dictator’ campaigner Gina Miller suggests.
BREXIT has set Ireland "on the path" to simultaneous north/south referendums on unification, an international legal conference has been told.
Tony Blair calls for new law to block no-deal Brexit after Tory minister admits it will ‘always’ be option 26/10/2019
Kwasi Kwarteng’s comments branded 'a revelation' that make it essential MPs block a pre-Christmas election. / Tony Blair is urging MPs to pass a fresh law to prevent a no-deal Brexit, after a government minister admitted the option will “always” be on the table.
Trini Clare Flores has run her translation business in Cardiff for 13 years.
Here’s everything you need to know about the legal framework for the PM’s proposed Brexit deal.
Section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 states that: "It shall be unlawful for Her Majesty’s Government to enter into arrangements under which Northern Ireland forms part of a separate customs territory to Great Britain."
Historian of fascism offers lessons for democracies on how to resist authoritarianism [10 mins] 09/10/2019
Democracy is a fragile creation, and the Yale professor and historian of fascism Timothy Snyder should know. / His best selling book, ‘On Tyranny’, offers some practical and political advice for resisting authoritarianism. Professor Snyder had the American reader in mind when he wrote it. But can we learn anything from his work?
The PM could be dragged to the court again for a dramatic, late-night session - to force him to obey the law.
Boris Johnson to face fresh legal challenge if he tries to bypass law blocking no-deal Brexit 27/09/2019
Boris Johnson would face a fresh legal challenge if he tries to use a legal loophole to bypass a law ordering him to delay Brexit to prevent a no-deal, a former Tory cabinet minister has said.