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

That is much appreciated, Lord Pannick, thank you.

We would like to thank everyone involved in the presentation and the preparation of this case, including the advocates for keeping to their allotted time. We know that a great deal of work has been done behind the scenes to ensure that -- the very large number of documents that have been made available to us in a well-organised form and in a very tight time schedule. We are very grateful for that.

In addition to counsel, we are also grateful to all those inside and outside the court who have been converting our legal discussions into a more accessible form for members of the public. It bears repeating that we are not being asked to overturn the result of the EU referendum. The ultimate question in this case concerns the process by which that result can lawfully be brought into effect.

As we have heard, that question raises important constitutional issues and we will now take time to ensure that the many arguments which have been presented to us orally and in writing are given full and proper consideration. Having said that, we appreciate that this case should be resolved as quickly as possible and we will do our best to achieve that.

Thank you again, everybody. The court is now adjourned.

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