Does authority reside with Parliament or the People? And are MPs representatives or delegates? Both must be answered.
Posts Tagged: Parliamentary sovereignty
Meanwhile, there is little common ground in which to find a solution which would satisfy many Remainers and Leavers simultaneously.
May’s Brexit deal helps to show that British politicians are more honourable and efficient than is claimed
There has been a tendency to suppose that because Britain’s power has declined in relative terms they must have become totally useless.
Daniel Hannan: It should be obvious, not controversial, to seek a deep friendship with our EU neighbours
In the third piece in our mini-series evaluating the EEA, our columnist wonders how both sides managed to become so hostile to moderate concepts.
George Trefgarne: The EEA is a much more attractive option than Chequers, the ‘implementation period’, or No Deal
In the first of a new mini-series evaluating the EEA, the author of ‘Norway then Canada’ argues the route has been wrongly neglected.
Henry Newman: Navigating the EU Withdrawal Bill through unamended without a majority is nightmarish – but possible
Labour have sunk efforts to trap us in the Single Market. A compromise should kick the Customs Union can down the road. Which leaves the ‘meaningful’ vote.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
He was a man of Empire – not a little Englander, but a Great Britainer. One might also say a Global Britainer, which returns one to Brexit.
Daniel Kawczynski: After we escape the EU, we must help other countries to protect their sovereignty from Brussels
That means defending NATO from encroachment by an EU army, and supporting Central and Eastern European countries in staying out of the Euro.
Sir Edward Leigh: The Government’s refusal to respond to the Opposition’s welfare motion undermines Parliament
We backed Brexit to make those in power more accountable. The House of Commons must not be ignored as if it were a mere debating society.
Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
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.