Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
Posts Tagged: Parliamentary sovereignty
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Henry VIII would have coveted the EU’s powers – not these clauses in the Great Repeal Bill
The very last thing the tyrant would have done would be to restore sovereignty to Parliament.
Edward Faulks: This opportunity to repeal the Human Rights Act, quit the ECHR and bring justice home may not come again
There are good reasons for placing all this in the “too difficult” box. But if Brexit was about anything, it was about sovereignty.
In a nutshell, members’ top priority isn’t cutting immigration from the EU, let alone stopping payments to it: instead, it’s restoring self-government – and fast.
Some might like to table amendments to instantly delete bad EU regulations. But that would be a gift to those who seek to disrupt Brexit.
“It will help to ensure certainty and stability across the board.”
The Prime Minister presents the news that she has triggered Article 50 to MPs.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
Parliamentary sovereignty has become fashionable among Europhiles who used to consider it barbaric.