Transcripts (perhaps draft) of the Article 50 ‘Brexit’ Appeal hearings at the Supreme Court

My Lord, I accept -- I am not sure much is going to turn on whether we characterise it as a difference of nature or a difference of scale, it is the same point: is there a distinction between withdrawal, complete removal of these rights, and not? That has to be approached in sequence, as it were. The first point is, we know from this, because it is precisely the essence of it, that the Government can destroy rights, to use the emotive phrase that litters the other side's cases, we know they can do that; that is the very essence of this model.

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