Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Can Brexit Be Stopped under EU Law?

UK Constitutional Law Association

Ominous clouds are gathering and the terrain underfoot increasingly resembles a quagmire on the Brexiteers’ ‘sunlit uplands’. The latest reminders that the reality will be significantly different from their utopia of a prosperous global Buccaneering Britain has come in the form of a trade dispute between the U.S. and a Canadian aircraft manufacturer which could have a devastating impact on the Northern-Irish economy where the manufacturer has a significant base; and the threat from a gang of countries that they will not accept a proposed agreement (one of the few agreements for now) between the EU and UK as to the divvying up of agricultural import quotas after Brexit.  Perhaps most galling on this front is the fact that the gang involves those with whom it was hoped trade deals would be swiftly struck; including  the U.S. and New Zealand.

It is therefore unsurprising that the chatter about…

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