Here, David brings a concise analysis, seemingly following the principles summarised in the Brexit Legal Guide’s EU Law & The ECJ, published by Lawyers For Britain. This is helpful after my deep reservations on the ‘Supreme’ Court’s travesty of justice in judging against the PM’s advice to Her Majesty for the proroguing of Parliament. However, one regular reader makes a sound criticism of David’s claims!
We have all heard that the Benn Act will ensure that No Deal is taken off the table and that unless Parliament agrees to a deal that under this Act, the Prime Minister by law must ask for an extension to Article 50. Yet whenever the Prime Minister or members of the Government are asked if the Prime Minister will comply with this requirement and ask for an extension? They reply with a wry smile that the Prime Minister will comply with the law.
So what’s going on?
How can he not ask the EU for an extension if that’s what the law of the land under the Benn Act says must happen?
To be honest it’s quite simple. Article 50 says that we will leave the EU at the end of negotiation period either with a negotiated withdrawal agreement or without.
The Benn act however, seeks to remove No…
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