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The Great ‘Repeal’ Act will leave Parliament sidelined and disempowered

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2016) The Great ‘Repeal’ Act will leave Parliament sidelined and disempowered. LSE Brexit (21 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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Brexit was supposed to return parliamentary sovereignty. Instead it has brought about the most submissive, disempowered Parliament in modern history, writes Jo Murkens. The Great ‘Repeal’ Act will collapse the distinction between EU and national law, creating powers never expressly granted by Parliament. It will probably also enable the government to amend primary legislation without a parliamentary vote. Parliament now finds itself sidelined by the government, in hock to an advisory referendum, and supinely awaiting a judicial decision it had the power to avert.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Law
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2019 23:22

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