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Why the Internal Market Bill is both a rule of law and devolution problem

Yielding to a new economic constitution

By Kenneth Armstrong  

Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

As widely anticipated, the government’s UK Internal Market Bill received a hostile reception during its Second Reading debate in the House of Lords. Peers attacked the bill for its assault on the rule of law or its capacity to undermine the delicate devolution settlement in the UK. Indeed, criticisms of the bill have tended to fall into one of these two camps. It seems that one is either a guardian of the rule of…

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