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Brexit, devolution and the UK constitution—the view from England

Published on: 02 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Brexit, devolution and the UK constitution—the view from England
  • What are the key issues in the Article 50 TEU litigation from the perspective of the devolved nations?
  • Will it have a significant impact on UK devolution that the government decided to appeal the original verdict in the Article 50 litigation?
  • How does the position of England differ legally from that of the other devolved nations?
  • How might constitutional clarifications in the Brexit process redefine England in relation to the devolved nations? Could we see a more federal structure with more power devolved to England’s regions?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: The Article 50 TEU litigation had the unintended consequence of bringing UK devolution arrangements into the spotlight. Dr Diana Stirbu of London Metropolitan University considers the issues from the perspective of England and presents the key concerns from the devolved nations. She addresses what the process could mean for the little-defined nation of England and what unintended consequences and messages are found in the government’s decision to engage the Supreme Court. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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