Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Parliamentary supremacy in British law and politics is akin to the fetish of the union in the United States. Challenge it at your peril; question it to your misfortune. The point was tested, with rumbling consequences, by the May government in its latest Brexit stumble dealing with Britain’s painful and at times confused response to exiting the European Union.
The way Theresa May’s government has respected that referendum result so far is open to question. Behind closed doors, it has promised various versions of what it might do, when in truth, it may well not know what it is doing at all. Terms such as “hard Brexit” and “soft Brexit” change hands with meal like regularity; positions are foggily unclear. The only matter sovereign at this point is solid confusion.