UK Internal Market Bill: Northern Ireland

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Attorney-General

The question of whether in law the Government can act in this way is very simply answered: yes, they can. The question of whether they should is one for political debate, not legal argument. The hon. Lady may not like that answer, but it is one that is founded on a robust legal footing by the supremacy of Parliament, elucidated by Dicey and confirmed by a unanimous Supreme Court in Miller.