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

On any view the 2015 Act involved -- my case, as you know, is that the 2015 Act in effect involved Parliament deciding to put to the final decision of the people the in/out question, and we do respectfully submit, therefore, that -- whether it said things or didn't say things, or whether it was silent or not, it still carries real constitutional significance, as having been passed at a point in time when they knew full well that the only way of achieving one of the things or one of the possibilities on the binary question was to give Article 50 notice. That was the only way in which withdrawal could be effected. You had to take a step on the international plane, how would that work, what would need to be done? You would have to give Article 50 notice. That is the mandated process.

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