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

So the argument being put to me is that the 2015 Act does not have any binding force as against the Government. It doesn't commit the Government. And no one could, I think, seriously suggest it does commit the Government to notify -- the Government could say, we have decided, actually, we don't ...

But nevertheless your Lordship is putting to me it is intended to have a different legal effect, which is to remove what is otherwise the absence of prerogative power on the Government, should it decide to notify, it is now perfectly entitled to do so, even though it would otherwise have no prerogative power to do so.

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