As you enjoy your May Morning champagne breakfast, or engage in a little barley-break, here is a round-up of last week’s news …
… however, there was relatively little law and religion news this week, although at L&RUK we had record daily (and monthly) readership.
Brexit and the ECHR
Last week, Theresa May’s speech on the desirability of withdrawing from the ECHR while remaining a member of the EU set the hares running (or perhaps in her case, a cat): we posted about it here. The Law Society Gazette subsequently reported that ministers at the MoJ are “clear” that the UK will remain a signatory of the ECHR. We wonder whether we’re beginning to lose the plot or whether, perhaps, there’s no longer any plot to lose: however, for a considered analysis, see Mark Elliott’s article in Public Law for Everyone: Theresa May’s case for withdrawal from the ECHR: Politically astute, legally dubious, constitutionally naïve.