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Brexit legislation in the Supreme Court: the United Kingdom at legal war with itself

A tale of two Withdrawal Acts

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Lady Hale and Lord Mance walk with other Supreme Court justices to Westminster Abbey. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

This has been a very busy week for Brexit, even in these days when Brexit always dominates current affairs. This week’s shower has included a judgment from the European Court of Justice that Article 50 (which triggered the Brexit process) may be unilaterally revoked; the prime minister’s deferral (or abandonment?) of the parliamentary “meaningful vote” on her Withdrawal Agreement; her subsequent dash to European capitals in an unsuccessful attempt to…

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