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

Another possible interpretation of that line of argument is that when you get to that point, when you get to the 2015 Act, you may say to yourself, picking up Lord Reed's point about the balance between various parts of the Government, it is not for the court to say what the effect of the 2015 Act is, where Parliament has been very carefully silent, but to say that is a matter for Parliament. And therefore if you are right about the -- not if you are right, if it is the case that the 1972 Act has got what you call a clamp, the question whether the 2015 Act, which is studiously silent on what its effect is to be, when there is a referendum, should be left to Parliament and not to us, and therefore it brings you back to saying it should go to Parliament.

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