Victory in the Supreme Court – and what’s next for Parliament and the People’s Challenge   Leave a comment

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As has already been widely reported, today an 8-3 majority of the Supreme Court upheld the Divisional Court decision, ruling. They stated:

We cannot accept that a major change to UK constitutional arrangements can be achieved by a ministers alone; it must be effected in the only way that the UK constitution recognises, namely by Parliamentary legislation.”

The Court’s full judgment is here. Here is the Court’s written summary and here is footage Lord Neuberger’s short hand-down speech.

Legal history has undoubtedly been made. Ordinary people’s voices have been heard on fundamental rights issues, thanks to the People’s Challenge. The majority of the Court said they had grappled with “some of the most important issues of law which judges have to decide”.

Their judgment:

  • affirms that “because the EU Treaties apply as part of UK law, our domestic law will change as a result of the United Kingdom…

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Posted January 25, 2017 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

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