Triggering Article 50

Nick Barber, Fellow and Tutor in Law, has co-authored a blog post which argues that an Act of Parliament will be required to set in train Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

Pulling the Article 50 ‘Trigger’: Parliament’s Indispensable Role, on the UK Constitutional Law Association website, is written jointly with Tom Hickman, Reader at UCL and barrister at Blackstone Chambers, and Jeff King, Senior Lecturer in Law at UCL. It has been quoted in news coverage in the Guardian and the Independent.

Far from being a straightforward and streamlined process of exit, the Article 50 process raises very complicated legal and political issues and is pregnant with risk… These complexities are compounded by the murky ambiguities of our unwritten constitution.

Posted: 28 June 2016

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