- Brexit—secession and the UK’s ongoing position with the EU
- Could the UK start the process of removing/amending EU laws before triggering article 50 and completing the withdrawal process?
- Could such action lead to the UK being suspended from the EU?
- What effect would suspension have on the UK?
- Are there any realistic options other than article 50 for leaving the EU?
- How would the future UK-EU relationship look?
Public Law analysis: As the UK sits in a political no man’s land after the referendum result and before any formal exit proceedings, Dr Nikos Skoutaris, a lecturer in EU Law at the University of East Anglia Law School, considers the ongoing relationship between the UK and the EU and warns that secessions, even when they are a result of a consensual and democratic process, are never easy.
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