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

I can see the force of that submission. I am entirely neutral, of course, and the court will decide, but it is not unknown for Parliament to pass legislation that has an exhortatory intention. It doesn't necessarily have a concrete legal consequence, and I repeat, it is not difficult to understand why Parliament was enacting the 2015 Act. The court is not ignorant, of course, of the political realities. The political reality is a highly controversial political issue; it is considered appropriate, and understandably so, that there should be a vote, so that all those political actors understand what are the views of the electorate; but that tells you in my submission absolutely nothing as to what is to follow as a consequence of the vote.

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