Critics of the EU referendum result in June last year likened the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union as the “apocalyptical” opening of Pandora’s box. But whilst the predictions of doom and gloom for the U.K. economy have not materialized (or at least …yet) there is something
about the U.K.’s tortuous journey out of the European Union which never fails to surprise.

The country spent over six months debating whether the government or Parliament had the authority to issue the required notice under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union announcing the U.K.’s withdrawal from the 28 nation trading bloc. The U.K. government contended it had the ability to do so under the royal prerogative. The Supreme Court disagreed and an Act of Parliament was rushed through conferring power upon the Prime Minister to issue the required notice.

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