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No convincing constitutional case for taking back powers post-Brexit

Published on: Author: Ruth O'Donnell Leave a comment

The following article by Professor Tom Mullen was originally published in the Glasgow Herald in its ‘Agenda’ section on 11 April. Last month, the UK Government set the Brexit process in motion by giving the EU notice of the intention to leave the EU. It also published a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill… Continue reading

Tom Mullen and Sarah Craig: The Immigration Bill, Reserved Matters and the Sewel Convention

Published on: Author: Ruth O'Donnell Leave a comment

The Immigration Bill, which received its third reading in the House of Lords on 12th April, affects inter alia the labour market, residential tenancies, bank accounts, driving licences, immigration officers’ enforcement powers, immigration detention, and support for migrant children. Although ostensibly designed to make immigration control more effective, one of its striking features is the… Continue reading

English votes for English laws

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    MPs return to Westminster in a couple of weeks. Among the constitutional matters competing for their attention will be “English votes for English laws”. This has been a contested and troublesome area of constitutional reform for the Government. Here are my thoughts on the way forward. Background The Government are right to recognise… Continue reading