Brexit Highlights 18 – 24 February 2019

– The Foreign Affairs Committee produced a new report – Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship

– The Department for International Trade published new no-deal guidance – Existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

– The Intellectual Property Office updated its guidance – IP and Brexit: the facts

– The Ministry of Justice produced new guidance – UK, EU and EFTA legal professionals after Brexit

– The House of Commons Library produced new research briefings – European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 4) Bill 2017-19

– New posts were published on the House of Commons Library blog – Yvette Cooper’s Private Member’s Bill explained; Extending Article 50 and European Parliament elections

– The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee (National Assembly for Wales) produced a new report – Wales’ future relationship with Europe and the world

– The Office of the Chief Economic Adviser (Scottish Government) produced a new paper – No Deal Brexit – Economic Implications for Scotland

– The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (European Parliament) published amendments to the draft report on establishing contingency measures in the field of social security coordination following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union.

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of aviation safety with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union was made available online.

The Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community & Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom were published in the Official Journal.

– The Irish Government published a Brexit bill – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019

– There were several posts published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – Can a general election be a way out of the Brexit conundrum; Opportunity or threat? How Europeans view freedom of movement

– A new post was published on the Constitution Unit (UCL) website – Beyond Brexit: Towards a British Constitution

–  A new article was posted on the EU Law AnalysisFamily values and Brexit: a reply to Giles Fraser

– New articles were published on the UK in a Changing Europe website – The meaningful vote process has failed us; A mobile phone in one hand and Erskine May in the other: the ERG’s parliamentary revolution; Territorial politics, identities and the constitution: setting Brexit in perspective; What (no) difference a year makes: post-Brexit EU-UK security relations

– New articles were posted on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog – Michael-James Clifton: The UK’s Creative Ambiguity towards the EEA: Immediate and Future Relationship Problems; Jack Simson Caird and Ellis Paterson: Could the UK Courts Disapply Domestic Legislation to Enforce the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland?; Michael-James Clifton: Parliament’s Role in Withdrawing from the EEA, and Difficulties in Ratifying the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement; Robert Craig: Why Royal Consent Is Required for the Proposed Article 50 Extension Bill


Vernon Bogdanor, Beyond Brexit. Towards a British Constitution (I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd 2019)

– New Brexit-related articles were published in the Law Society Gazette, Family Law, Family Law Journal and New Law Journal:

  • Laura Devine, ‘What we know about a ‘plan B’ Brexit’ [18 February 2019] LSG 28.
  • Sir Mathew Thorpe, ‘Brexit’s impact on international family law: an unconsidered dimension’ [2019] Fam Law 113–116.
  • Charlotte Bradley and Stacey Nevin, ‘The good, the bad and the ugly. Charlotte Bradley and Stacey Nevin highlight areas where there is likely to be a lacuna in the law as a result of Brexit and ask whether Brexit may present opportunities to reform family law for the better’ (March 2019) 184 FLJ 9–11.
  • Brexit impact on sanctions. ‘Significant divergence’ on the horizon’ (22 February 2019) 169 (7829) NLJ 5.

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