Category: Political Declaration

Deal Agreed ?

Both Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Junker have made statements this morning indicating that an agreement has been reached between the UK and the EU on on a new (revised) deal for leaving the EU. It’s somewhat ironic, however, that it is necessary to retrieve the relevant documents from an EU website !! Here is the […]

Select Committee on Exiting the EU – report 05 December 2018

The Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes its report (09 December 2018) on the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. The Report says that the Prime Minister’s deal fails to offer sufficient clarity or certainty for the future of the UK. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/exiting-the-european-union-committee/news-parliament-2017/progress-negotiations-withdrawal-agreement-report-published-17-19/ Conclusions and Recommendations The adoption by the Government and the EU […]

Meaningful Vote

Before the UK can ratify any withdrawal agreement between the UK and the European Union as an international treaty, certain statutory conditions must be met. These are set out in section 13(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. One of these conditions requires the House of Commons to approve, by resolution, the negotiated withdrawal […]

EU Court of Justice on revocation of Article 50

A Full Court Hearing was held at the Court of Justice of the European Union on 27 November 2018 to decide on the possibility of revoking Article 50 ( Case C-621/18 Wightman ) http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=207041&pageIndex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=5940443 (copy CURIA-621_18 (pdf) ) 1 This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 50 TEU. 2 The request […]

Exiting the EU: Publications, 28 November 2018

The Government has released a collection of documents published to support understanding and assessment of the agreement reached with the EU. (28 November 2018) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exiting-the-european-union-publications The Department for Exiting the EU has published the following documents to support public and parliamentary assessment of the deal. Taking back control of our borders, money, and laws while […]