Brexit, sovereignty, and double standards – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

There is no question that for many of its supporters, the UK’s departure from the European Union is a question of parliamentary sovereignty. The details of how exactly the UK leaves are certainly important, wrote Conservative Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan after the 2016 referendum, “but less important than the thing that everyone agrees will now happen, namely a recovery of parliamentary supremacy.”
Brexit campaigner and Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage attends a debate on the guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
But not so fast. The continuing acrimony over Brexit negotiations in Westminster suggests that not everybody has been equally committed to the idea in practice, especially among hardline Brexiteers. The government itself argued that the departure was a matter of the so-called Royal Prerogative, which gives the executive broad powers to, among other things,

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