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Queen’s role in Brexit stalemate


Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law, was amongst academics to write to The Times letters about the Queen’s role in the Brexit stalemate. They write: “Sir, We write to express our profound dismay at recent suggestions that it may be legitimate for the government to advise the Queen to refuse royal assent to legislation on Brexit passed in opposition to the government’s wishes. Such an action would be utterly without precedent in the United Kingdom: assent has not been refused for more than 300 years, and our view is that any such advice would be unconstitutional.”

Read the full letter here (subsciption required).



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