Article 50

In praise of the Supreme Court’s dissenting judges

24 January 2017 18:56

The English tradition of dissenting judgments in the important cases of the civil law is a good one. They are…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit charade continues

24 January 2017 15:52

With the predictability of an atomic clock, Nicola Sturgeon has come out today condemning the Supreme Court which has reminded her…

What the Supreme Court got right and wrong in today’s judgment

24 January 2017 15:33

The Supreme Court has today rejected the Government’s appeal from the High Court judgment by a majority of eight justices…

How ‘straightforward’ can the Government’s Brexit bill actually be?

24 January 2017 13:36

The Government may be accepting its defeat in the Supreme Court graciously overall, but David Davis was in a rather…

The Daily Mail’s new favourite Europhiles

24 January 2017 13:30

Ahead of the government’s supreme court appeal against the high court ruling that Article 50 cannot be triggered without a…

Breaking: Government loses Article 50 case

24 January 2017 9:40

Isabel Hardman is joined by Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth to discuss the ruling: In the past few minutes, the…

The irony of Corbyn’s three-line whip

19 January 2017 18:02

Jeremy Corbyn is a famous rebel, so famous that when he was elected, many in his party wondered how he…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day four

8 December 2016 10:50

The Supreme Court’s landmark case on triggering Article 50 has now finished. We’ll have to wait until January to hear…

What the papers say: Article 50 debate, Brexit ‘fog’ and ‘looney Labourites’

8 December 2016 8:26

After MPs voted last night to back the Government’s plan to invoke Article 50 by the end of March, the…

Commons votes in favour of invoking Article 50 by the end of March

7 December 2016 19:27

461 MPs have just voted for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 by the end of March. The Tory amendment…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day three

7 December 2016 11:00

It’s day three of the Supreme Court’s landmark case on the triggering of Article 50. Here’s how the day unfolded: …

Theresa May agrees to publish Brexit strategy before invoking Article 50

7 December 2016 8:30

With the Supreme Court ruling on the government’s Article 50 appeal not expected until the new year, Theresa May is facing a…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day two

6 December 2016 10:34

The second day of the Supreme Court hearing has seen the Government continue to put forward its case for why it…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day one

5 December 2016 11:10

Today’s Supreme Court hearing did, for once, live up to its billing as being a ‘landmark case’. The court’s 11 judges –…

What the papers say: The Supreme Court’s Brexit case

5 December 2016 8:38

Today’s Supreme Court hearing on Brexit is undoubtedly the most controversial in the court’s seven year history, says the Times.…

PMQs gets interesting as Tory Eurosceptics coordinate their activities

30 November 2016 13:44

A rare event at PMQs as Jeremy Corbyn went on the economy. The Labour leader had some well-crafted questions but…

The unfair attacks on Liz Truss prove that Parliament has too many lawyers

8 November 2016 15:52

If there were any doubt that there are too many lawyers in Parliament it has been removed by the meeting,…

In defence of the Daily Mail

8 November 2016 12:15

Who’s more hysterical: the Daily Mail for branding three judges ‘enemies of the people’ or the Dailymailphobes who have spent…

David Davis defends Article 50 appeal in Commons debate

7 November 2016 17:33

David Davis tried to reassure Tory MPs that last week’s court ruling — and the forthcoming supreme court appeal —…

Labour struggles to work out its position on triggering Article 50

7 November 2016 13:07

What is Labour’s position on triggering Article 50? Four days on from the High Court’s ruling that Parliament must vote…

What the papers say: The Brexit backlash continues

7 November 2016 8:45

The row over last week’s High Court ruling on Article 50 rumbles on this morning. Theresa May has given her…

The unhinged backlash to the High Court’s Brexit ruling

4 November 2016 13:50

As a general rule, any day the government loses in court is a good day. So yesterday was an especially…

Europe’s press isn’t happy at the Brexit ruling either

4 November 2016 12:44

Britain’s newspapers aren’t happy at yesterday’s High Court ruling that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without the say-so of Parliament. And the…

Tory MP quits over Theresa May’s approach to Brexit

4 November 2016 11:25

Stephen Phillips is resigning as a Tory MP in protest at the government’s reluctance to engage with Parliament over Brexit.…

The tough fight for democracy has begun

3 November 2016 15:06

This week, national treasure David Attenborough joined the post-Brexit pile-on of the plebs. Should the little people really be trusted to…