The government now proposes to enshrine the date of Brexit in law. This would be wrong and parliament will not approve itby Jolyon Maugham / November 9, 2017 / Leave a comment
On 13th July the government published the EU Withdrawal Bill. And it was immediately clear, to this writer at least, that, even in a Bill widely condemned for stripping power from parliament, there was one feature uglier than the rest: the date of any exit from the EU would not be decided by parliament—but by a minister of the crown.
Later that day, on the electronic pages of this very organ, I wrote: