In a controversial move on Wednesday, 28 August 2019, Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend Parliament. This restricts the time which opposition MPs had hoped to use to legislate against a no-deal Brexit and sparked a number of reactions in the UK. This blog examines the process of proroguing Parliament and outlines the options for MPs ahead of 31 October Brexit deadline.
In the Brexit debate, there has been relatively little focus on the issue of services, which make up about three quarters of the UK’s economic output. How might Brexit impact on this vitally important, and growing, sector? This IIEA paper, by Gavin Barrett, Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, aims to address this question, and to focus attention on an issue that is, and will continue to be, of key importance in the years and decades after Brexit has taken place.