Brexit Matters

In response to questions raised with me regarding Brexit I have sought clarity from a variety of sources including the Attorney General and the House of Commons Library, an impartial and independent body that provides detailed analysis to aide MPs in their Parliamentary duties. Here I provide access to their analysis on significant aspects of the Brexit debate which I hope you will find useful.


Derek's Column: Brexit

Bewildered, confused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, stumped, mystified, stupefied, nonplussed, muddled and befuddled. I refer to reactions amongst the public to the parliamentary activity (or otherwise) regarding the Withdrawal Agreement.

Letter from the Attorney General

What is the legal effect of the UK agreeing to the Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement-on Ireland and Northern Ireland in particular its effect in conjunction with Articles 5 and 184 of the main Withdrawal Agreement?

Backstop/Northern Ireland and Ireland Protocol

The main issue that could lead to Parliament rejecting the Withdrawal Agreement is the backstop which is referred to as the Northern Ireland and Ireland Protocol. In response to questions raised with me I asked the following question to the House of Commons Library.

Article 50

Can the UK revoke Article 50 and stay in EU on same terms as now? Can an independent state withdraw from a treaty it doesn't like?

PM's Lancaster House Speech

The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech

Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Plan for Britain, including the 12 priorities that the UK government will use to negotiate Brexit.

A little over 6 months ago, the British people voted for change.