Law and religion round-up – 24th November

“Fact-checking” – Quis custodiet…?

Brexit latest

Following a letter from the UK Government to the effect that it will not nominate an EU Commissioner until after the General Election on 12 December, the European Commission has started an infringement proceeding against the UK for failing to nominate a commissioner-candidate. The Commission’s view is that “in accordance with established EU case-law” a Member State cannot invoke provisions in its domestic legal system to justify failure to observe its obligations under EU law. The UK has until Friday 22 November to respond.

General Election 2019

Church of England

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a pastoral letter urging people to play their part in the political process but to do so respectfully and with charity. They said in part: Continue reading