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

I concur on that, my Lord, and it applies in respect of Northern Ireland, albeit the structure is in respect of the accepted matters, the result is the same and it also applies, it would apply in respect of the Government of Wales Act as well. So one arrives at the same conclusion, that this is not a matter for the devolved administrations in that context. I am not seeking to equiparate the wording in section 28(8) with the wording of section 29, and the question of what it relates to.

In my respectful submission the wording is quite distinct because of the origins of the Sewel convention dictating the terms of section 28(8) of the Scotland Act.

It underlines that what was introduced was a matter of political judgment and no more than that.

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