Saturday 30 January 2021

EU law and Domestic law: the on-going relationship (2) - Retained EU Law

The first post in this series (28 January) set the scene for an overview of the routes - (or some of the routes) - via which EU law will continue to have influence within the UK's legal systems.

Just as EU law flowed into UK legal systems because of the "conduits" created by the European Communities Act 1972, EU continues to have influence because of a number of Acts of Parliament. The Acts have created new conduits!

The Acts and the Agreements:  

Thursday 28 January 2021

EU law and Domestic law: the on-going relationship (1)

The separation of the UK from the EU has resulted in a complex relationship between UK domestic law and EU law. It is rather like the mixing of colours on a watercolourist's palette: intricate and difficult to analyse but nonetheless crucial.

 This post sets the scene for an overview, over three subsequent posts, of the situation.

Brief history:

On 1 January 1973, the United Kingdom

Thursday 14 January 2021

(1) The blog is 11 - (2) Some reflections of a retired Justice of the Peace

Eleven years old:

Today (14 January) is the 11th anniversary of the first post on this blog. Many topics have been covered in that time and I am grateful for the support of numerous readers of the blog. 

For the future I have decided that my posts will be less frequent but please return occasionally and have a look at what I have posted. (Some of the more recent posts will be updated as necessary since they refer to on-going issues).

My post today is written by a guest - a former Justice of the Peace who gave some 20 years service to the magistracy at a busy provincial inner-city court. It is an interesting look at the period from about 1991 to 2012.

Some reflections of a retired JP

I felt a mixture

Sunday 10 January 2021

The end game of a divisive Presidency

Donald J Trump was born in New York on 14 June 1946. His father (Fred Trump) had built a real estate business from which Donald Trump undoubtedly benefited financially - New York Times 2 October 2018. In 1971, aged 25, he became President of the business (Wikipedia). 

Trump entered the presidential race in 2000 but withdrew.  He did not run in 2004, 2008 or 2012. The election of 2016 saw him win the Electoral College 304 Votes to Hilary Clinton's 227. Although he lost the popular vote (Clinton 65,853,625 - Trump 62,985,106) he thereby won the Presidency and was the first billionaire to become President. (A more detailed resume of Trump's business and political career is at Britannica).

The frequently controversial and turbulent history

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Coronavirus ~ STAY AT HOME

After months of struggle to contain the virus, the daily data continues to make for unhappy reading -  Government data.  It is reported that up to 5 January 2021 there had been 76,305 (within 28 days of first positive test) due to Covid-19. There were 60,916 new positive tests reported on 5 January 2021. The position across EU member States is reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - HERE.

On Monday 4 January, the government decided that a further "lockdown" was required for England. For the government's reasoning see the Prime Minister's Statement on Coronavirus 4 January 2021 and 5 January 2021.

Revised legislation therefore applies from 6 January 2021. This legislation strengthens Tier 4 and applies the amended Tier 4 to the whole of England.