Ruckedtobits wrote:Essentially, this Judgement explains that the Referendum was essentially a 'blunt' instrument whereas the underlying elements which give effect to the UK's membership are a range of Acts of Parliaments and International Agreements confirmed by Votes within the Houses of Parliaments.
Based on the reality that the UK is a Parliamentary Democracy, it is only the Houses of Parliament who can overturn the various pieces of legislation or Agreements. Specifically, there is no precedent for a UK Government or Cabinet, to exercise authority of this nature without Parliamentary approval.
I could go on but you would enjoy reading the Judgement more.
It is really a good read and very well argued. Parliamentary debate and many hours of amendments went into creating the legislation upon which British membership of the EU became a legal reality. There' s no "Silver Bullet" piece of legislation that can overcome those various elements of EU Legislation without leaving big gaps in UK law regarding the rights (and duties) of citizens and UK Companies. This will be long and complex and there are relatively few surviving MPs in Parliament who were around when the original Debates occurred. A big learning curve on the way!