Shortly after 11.30am today the 64th Queen’s Speech of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was delivered at the State Opening of Parliament. This important ceremonial event aimed to set the UK parliamentary agenda for the next two years.
With the public debate on Brexit dominated by the crucial question of the form it should take, it is easy to forget how difficult Brexit is likely to be to implement through legislation. This blog post outlines some political, logistical and constitutional challenges the UK may face.
In the closing stages of the election campaign, Theresa May declared herself to be ready to change human rights laws if they get in the way of tackling terror suspects. This blog post takes a first look at what that might mean in practice, and identifies some challenges Mrs May may face.
The dissolution of Parliament and subsequent election campaign put on ice the legal steps that will have to be taken in order to make progress in achieving Brexit. Give that both the Conservatives and Labour were committed to Brexit, whatever the make-up of the next Government attention needs to re-focus on what needs to be done through legislation in order to make Brexit possible in practice.