Brexit and the law

Fact checks including the UK's legal relationship with the EU and the passing of the Brexit Bill in the UK parliament

24 January 2017

The Article 50 Supreme Court judgment, explained

Our potted summary of the Supreme Court's decision that parliament has to pass a law before Brexit can get underway.

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The Article 50 Supreme Court judgment, explained
2 December 2016

Leaving the EU without Article 50

Pulling out of the European Union without triggering Article 50 would be illegal.

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Leaving the EU without Article 50
1 December 2016

Brexit in the Supreme Court: the arguments

The Supreme Court will decide whether the government has the power to trigger Brexit without an Act of Parliament. These are the competing legal arguments the justices will hear.

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Brexit in the Supreme Court: the arguments
28 November 2016

Brexit in the Supreme Court: a preview

The Supreme Court will decide whether the government has the power to trigger Brexit without an Act of Parliament. Here's what you need to know about the case.

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Brexit in the Supreme Court: a preview
8 November 2016

Was the EU referendum “advisory”?

A referendum can be legally non-binding but, arguably, politically binding.

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Was the EU referendum “advisory”?
4 November 2016

What does the High Court’s Article 50 ruling mean for Brexit?

The judgment on 3 November means that the government can’t leave the EU without parliament passing a law allowing Article 50 to be used.

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What does the High Court’s Article 50 ruling mean for Brexit?
2 November 2016

Judges to rule on Brexit tomorrow

Joshua Rozenberg's analysis of the prospects for the Article 50 legal challenge that will be decided by the High Court tomorrow.

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Judges to rule on Brexit tomorrow
24 October 2016

Brexit: which EU citizens will have the right to stay in the UK?

A high proportion of EU citizens in the UK are likely to be entitled to a special status under EU law by the time of Brexit, but it depends on …

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Brexit: which EU citizens will have the right to stay in the UK?
14 October 2016

Ask Full Fact: Brexit in court

We've heard a lot about legal challenges after the vote to leave the European Union. What are they about and what do they hope to achieve?

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Ask Full Fact: Brexit in court
30 September 2016

Are judges deciding whether the UK will leave the EU?

Judges are being asked to decide whether the government can trigger Article 50 without seeking the consent of Parliament.

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Are judges deciding whether the UK will leave the EU?

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