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

MS 23716, my Lord. The three strands are these: first, that the removal of rights granted by the Northern Ireland Act cannot be achieved by the exercise of the prerogative alone.

Second, that significant alteration of the devolution settlement in Northern Ireland also cannot be achieved by the exercise of the prerogative alone.

Third, that the giving of an Article 50 notice with frustrate the purpose and intention of the Northern Ireland Act in the context particularly of the north/south cooperation established under the Belfast and British-Irish agreements.

I want to make extremely brief submissions about the first and second of those two strands, since they are addressed by other parties who are before the court and I want to develop the third strand in just a little more detail.

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