Brexit Highlights 1 – 7 April 2019

– The letter in which Prime Minister Theresa May asked for a further extension to the Article 50 period was made available.

– The Select Committee on the Constitution produced a new report – European Union (Withdrawal) (No.5) Bill

– The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (House of Commons) published a new report – Brexit and local government

– The European Union Committee (House of Lords) published a new report – Scrutiny of international agreements. Treaties considered on 3 April 2019

– The Department for Exiting the European Union produced a new policy paper – Policy paper on the rights of UK nationals in the EU

– The Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration updated their guidance – EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance

– The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency updated its no-deal guidance – Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK if we leave the EU without a deal

– The Department for Exiting the European Union updated its no-deal guidance – International Agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

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

– The Department for International Development published new no-deal guidance – Delivering overseas aid programmes if there’s no Brexit deal

– The Department of Health and Social Care updated its no-deal guidance – Vitamins and minerals in foods if there’s no EU Exit deal

– The Department for International Trade updated its no-deal guidance – Existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

– The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport updated its sets of guidance and published new one – Data protection law – EU exit; Guidance on .eu top level domain name registrations in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit; Mobile roaming after EU Exit

– New research briefings and blog posts were produced by the House of Commons Library European elections and a longer extension to Article 50; Indicative votes 2.0: Where did support lie?; European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill 2017-19

– The Local Government and Communities Directorate (Scottish Government) published new guidance – EU citizens staying in Scotland: package of support

– The Scottish Parliament Information Centre published a new Brexit update and several Brexit-related blog posts – Brexit – focus on the future relationship; The EU Emissions Trading Scheme and Brexit

– A new post was published on the National Assembly for Wales Research Service blog – Brexit means Brexit… but not quite yet

– ‘The Council and the European Parliament have agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa free travel‘. More information can be found here.

– New Brexit-related articles were published on the Free Movement blog – The pathway to British citizenship for European nationals in the UK; Settled Status Handbook: Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme; EU citizens cannot rely on human rights in appeals against refusals; How will Brexit affect Irish citizens in the UK?

– New articles were published on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog – Ewan McGaughey: What Is Needed in Our Constitution to Revoke Article 50?; Stefan Theil: Unconstitutional Prorogation; Robert Craig: Executive Versus Legislature in the UK – A Response to Mark Elliott and Tom Poole; Jeff King: Can Royal Assent to a Bill Be Withheld If So Advised by Ministers?

– New articles and posts were published on the Public Law for Everyone blog – Does the Prime Minister’s request for an Article 50 extension scupper the Cooper-Letwin Bill?; Royal Assent: Letter to The Times; Letter to the Times: Response to Professor Brazier’s letter on Royal Assent; The Cooper-Letwin Bill: Parliamentary control over the extension of Article 50; Brexit, the Executive and Parliament: A response to John Finnis

– New articles were published on the Centre on Constitutional Change blog – Brexit: A democratic event may come to the rescue; Has Brexit destroyed the constitution?

– New articles were posted on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – Voting for Brexit has already made the UK poorer; The Game of Brexits: Why Brexit won’t happen without another referendum; A five-point plan to solve the Brexit imbroglio

– A new post was published on the Constitution Society blog – Indicative Votes – would a different voting system be better?

– A new article was posted on the EU Law Analysis blog – Travelling to the EU after Brexit: Schengen visa waivers for UK citizens


– New Brexit-related articles were published in the New Law Journal

Brexit debacle breaks the system. Westminster model of politics is straining under pressure of Brexit’ (29 March 2019) NLJ 169 (7834) 4.

Immigration Bill warning’ (29 March 2019) NLJ 169 (7834) 5.

David Greene, ‘Crisis? What crisis? David Greene lays out the (possible) next steps for Brexit, democracy & the country’ (29 March 2019) NLJ 169 (7834) 7.


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