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

A constitution will also benefit from the status of constitutional statute, and not every constitutional statute is a constitution. The Human Rights Act, enormously important constitutional statute, isn't a constitution. The Northern Ireland Act 1998 is a plainly a constitution, and the House of Lords has told us so, so I am not sure there is a huge distinction, particularly bearing in mind the approach to interpretation will always be context specific, but may not in fact differ from the approach one would take to another statute. That is plainly not constitutional in nature.

So if I can then turn to the Belfast agreement, that is in the Northern Ireland authorities, tab 14. It is the first volume, sorry, my Lords, of the Northern Ireland authorities at 14.

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