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

Is there a slight curiosity here, in that when we signed up to the EEC, we recognised that there were two types of legislative process, one rather less imperative than the other; that is the process of EU or EC legislation by directives, which, as my Lady pointed out, has led to a large body of law in this country which you accept will remain effective after withdrawal. And yet the directly effective rights under the treaties and non-discrimination and all the regulations which are directly effective, are conditional, you say, on membership. So that one body of legislation under the treaty is not conditional, but another body is conditional; is there an oddity there?

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