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What does ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually mean?

Douglas-Scott, Sionaidh (2016) What does ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually mean? Democratic Audit UK (08 Aug 2016). Website.

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Theresa May has famously stated that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, but what does this actually mean (if anything)? Sionaidh Douglas-Scott examines the legal implications of triggering Art. 50. The position of referendums in UK constitutional law is very hazy, she notes, and previous UK-EU negotiations on crucial matters have often been shrouded in secrecy, with the key negotiators withholding information even from the Parliament. Paradoxically, Brexit may therefore not mean ‘taking back control’ by the Parliament, but rather a dominance by the executive for its political purposes.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 13:17
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:51

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