Devolution After Brexit – Live Webinar Thursday 29 April 2021
Date: Thursday 29 April
Time: 17:30 – 19:30
Location: Zoom VC – register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qb-B9aSAT8GRpeDc37cPwA
Chair: Christine O’Neill QC – Chair, Brodies
Speakers: Professor Katy Hayward (Queen’s University Belfast), Professor Tom Mullen (University of Glasgow), Professor Daniel Wincott (Cardiff University)
Even now that the UK has left the European Union, the full implications of that monumental change remain to be settled – from the shape and nature of our future relationship with the European Union to the consequences for governance within and across the United Kingdom.
In this event, our panel of speakers – drawn from each of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – will discuss the implications of Brexit for devolution. In each case our speakers will focus on issues that are both indigenous to the relevant jurisdiction but from which more general questions emerge for territorial relations within the UK.
Professor Hayward will take as her point of departure The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: what it means (and potentially could mean) for UK constitutional relations.
Professor Mullen’s presentation, Scotland After Brexit, will focus on Scotland’s new EU Law continuity legislation (the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act) that took effect from 31 January 2021.
In his presentation, A Parcel of Rogues in a Union? Public Spending and Control after the UK Internal Market Act 2020, Professor Wincott will explore the idea of fiscal union and the development by the UK Government of the Internal Market Act 2020 – an act that, for its impact on devolution, is currently subject to judicial review proceedings raised by the Counsel General for Wales.
We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion where the politics and law of Brexit collide.
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