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

I entirely understand. It is a different world but perhaps what is relevant, following on from what my Lord puts to me, is that the scheme of the Act was not changed. It remains the case, and remains the case today, that if there is to be an alteration of the treaties, that has no effect in domestic law unless section 1(2) is amended.

There is one qualification to that and it is the qualification that Article 48.6, which your Lordships saw, 48.6 of the TEU, provided a simplified revision procedure. It was obviously thought in Brussels that it should be easier to amend the treaties and Parliament responded to that, and your Lordships saw this, and your Ladyship saw this, in section 6(1) and (2) of the 2008 Act.

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