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

And what effect does it have in a particular context.

It is perhaps important to address the question in the context in which we are currently considering the question, which I accept is one where there is no bill before Parliament, there is no question of the court being asked to interfere with proceedings in Parliament, there is no question of me inviting the court to invalidate its statute even in the extreme hypothesis that my Lord Kerr put to me.

We are at a point in the process where this court is seized of the question of what the constitutional requirements of the United Kingdom are to make the decision, the important decision, to withdraw from the European Union and what I am inviting the court to do is to acknowledge in the Miller case, for the reasons I have outlined, and in the Northern Irish case in response to the Attorney General's second question, that one of those requirements is the convention.

My Lord, I don't know whether that is a convenient point to --

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