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The one Brexit question that matters—is Article 50 revocable?

Back in December, Jolyon Maugham wrote that the important thing when the Supreme Court rules on Article 50 will not be the result

By Jolyon Maugham  

Middlesex Guildhall, where the Supreme Court is located ©Christine Smith

Today from 11am the Supreme Court will begin to hear the government’s appeal against the decision of the Divisional Court. And only one thing matters.

And it’s not the result.

Even if the government loses, and the Supreme Court declares that our constitution requires that parliament authorise the loss of rights that our departure from the EU will entail, the practical consequence is likely to be modest. Parliament will be…

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