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

The position then is that for the reasons that are set out on 12533 and 12534, it is, what will happen is that on the day of withdrawal, and you will just have to go through the legislation, I am afraid, but believe me, I am right, that on the day of withdrawal, my clients are here without leave, they are committing a criminal offence, unless Mr Eadie stands up and says: no, I am telling you they are not going to be committing a criminal offence. And he has never said that so far. I would be very happy to hear him say that but he has not said that.

If that is the position, then Case of Proclamations, tab 9, middle of page 266, the quote which is at the bottom in our footnote 40:

"... King cannot change any part of the common law nor create any offence ... proclamation which was not an offence before without Parliament ..."

And the Jones case, my Lords, the references to this --

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