Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott teaches law.

In​ her Mansion House speech in March, in which she outlined her plans for leaving the EU, Theresa May stated that she ‘would not allow anything that would damage the integrity of our precious Union’. We have heard much about Brexit and ‘the will of the people’. Yet the people who voted in the 2016 referendum did not speak with one voice. They were divided by age and...

Short Cuts: The Withdrawal Bill

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, 17 August 2017

The​ EU (Withdrawal) Bill was given its first reading in Parliament on 13 July. This is the most important bill to come before Parliament for decades, but it is only one of many pieces of domestic legislation that will be necessary to give effect to Brexit. Bills will also be needed to deal with immigration, customs and agriculture, for example. And there will have to be a great deal of...

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