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Sailing in circles

1 July 2016

Binyamin Ali dissects the constitutional legitimacy of the government triggering article 50 TEU

'No, I'm not. There… I don't want to do it and there are people who are far better equipped than me to do it.' Michael Gove's response when asked if he was interested in becoming prime minister in May 2016 capped off a series of prior occasions where the Lord Chancellor denied his desire for the top job.

In light of his previous U-turn as education secretary, climbing down from his plan to scrap GCSEs in favour of a baccalaureate, Gove's unexpected candidacy for the Tory party leadership is not without precedent and deserves much less disbelief.

As he and fellow frontrunner Theresa May scramble to fill the power vacuum created by David Cameron's resignation, the legal sector will continue to exist (like the rest of the country) in a state ...

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