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

But the fetter is a fundamental constitutional principle. What your Lordship is putting to me is that such a fundamental constitutional principle, that the executive cannot frustrate or nullify a statutory scheme, can be removed without the clearest of statements, and here we don't have any statement at all. It is not that my friends focus on a particular word, and they say, well, in the constitutional context, the language of the legislation ought to be interpreted in a certain way.

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