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

Of course, but if it is necessary, and that is why I return to the 2002 Act, because plainly if notice had been given a month before the elections, the relevant period for giving notice of one's intention to stand as a candidate in the 2019 elections -- it would be absurd, one would imagine, for Government to run an election that was going to plainly serve no useful purpose when the two-year period had run its course but the Government couldn't dispense back to Godman-Hales with the 2002 Act, it would have to do something about it by another Act of Parliament.

So my point, my Lords and my Lady, is simply that, that there might well be work to be done by Parliament and Government but the assumption that it wouldn't be done is one that it is not proper to make.

So, my Lords and my Lady, unless there is anything else, those are our submissions.

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