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

I just want to ask one point, because I came across actually a textbook on European law written by the current President of the court and I notice actually in relation to the treaties before the treaty of Lisbon that he asserts, bluntly, that under European law there was no right of withdrawal before Article 50 was introduced.

Now, of course, from our parliamentary, in our parliamentary system, we would say that you can always repeal the 1972 Act, but it just puts a slightly different complexion, if that was the attitude, on the position, the background to the 1972 Act, if it was recognised at that stage that -- I don't know whether it was, or whether --

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