BREXIT – Who has the sovereign power to secede?

By Thomas L Blair 26 June 2016 ©

David Lammy MP for Tottenham

David Lammy MP for Tottenham has tweeted a bold  stand against the “madness” that infected the in-or-out  debates and the popular vote to exit the European Union

“Wake up. We do not have to do this.

We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament”.


But what’s the basis for this brave claim?

With a bit of reading up on British law, I  pose this question for your considered opinion, comment or corrections:

In Great Britain, who or what institution has the authority to enter into or secede from international treaties:

(1)  the people,

(2) the government,

(3) Parliament,

(4) the Crown?

Your opinions are welcome for publication