Tag: Article 50

Ministers response to the CJEU’s ruling on the Wightman Article 50 case

Steve Barclay gave a statement to Parliament explaining the Government’s response to the CJEU’s judgement (10 december 2018) on the Wightman Article 50 case. Ministers response to the CJEU’s ruling on the Wightman Article 50 case https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/secretary-of-state-statement-to-parliament-in-response-to-the-cjeus-ruling-on-the-wightman-article-50-case With permission, Mr Speaker, I will now make a statement on the judgment issued by the European Court […]

CJEU – UK can revoke Article 50

The European Court of Justice has today (10 December) announced its decision in Case C-621/18 Wightman and Others as to whether the UK can unilaterally decide to revoke the invocation of Article 50. The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU. Such a revocation, decided […]

Can the UK end Brexit unilaterally ?

The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General said on Tuesday that the UK has the right to withdraw its Brexit notice from the EU unilaterally. Advocate Generals Opinion C-621/18 Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice should declare that Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention […]

UK invokes Article 50

The UK On the 29 March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk to notify him of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. The letter was delivered by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s ambassador to the EU. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-letter-to-donald-tusk-triggering-article-50 …. Today, therefore, I am writing to give effect to the […]

Process to invoke Article 50

Although it would seem that the process for invoking Article 50 should be straightforward, a legal case was initiated to determine whether the Government can use Royal Prerogative Powers to start the process of leaving the EU. Gina Miller engaged the City law firm Mishcon de Reya to challenge the authority of the British Government […]