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

I won't spend more time on this.

I then ask the court to look then towards the end of the tab at the British-Irish agreement which is the international law agreement, and of course the trite proposition that it is binding as a matter of international law does not itself have domestic effect; and the only reference, of course, is in the third recital, as friendly neighbours and as partners in the European Union, 20373; and again, no operative part of the British-Irish agreement can be remotely construed as containing the least commitment to remaining in the European Union; and even if it did, absent some domestic limitation, binding only at the level of international law.

Of course as I have mentioned, the Belfast agreement is not a statute, not drafted as a statute; it is a political text. In Robinson, if I could ask the court to perhaps keep the Belfast agreement open and this time to keep it open at strand one, at paragraphs 3 and 4 of strand one, which are at page 20348. Then if the court would look very briefly at the passage from the opinion of Lord Hoffmann in Robinson at paragraph 26, so that is core authorities, volume 4. And the report begins at 3272.

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