EU Treaties - Acts Of Parliament

The Treaty of Accession 1972 is the international agreement which provided for the accession of Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom to the European Communities.

Norway did not ratify the treaty after it was rejected in a referendum held in September 1972.

The treaty was ratified by Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom who became EC member states on 1 January 1973 when the treaty entered into force.

The treaty remains an integral part of the constitutional basis of the European Union.

The European Communities Act 1972 also known as the ECA 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which made legal provision for the accession of the United Kingdom to the three European Communities

(EEC) (Common Market) and the now defunct (Coal and Steel Community)

The Referendum Act 1975 also known simply as the Referendum Act is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. This made legal a provision for the holding of a non-binding referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Communities (EC).

The United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum.

(Referendum on the European Community (Common Market))

(The Common Market referendum)

(EEC membership referendum)


This took place under the provisions of the Referendum Act 1975 on 5 June 1975 in the United Kingdom to gauge support for the country's continued membership of the European Communities (EC) — (European Community) (Common Market). The UK had entered two and a half years earlier on 1st January 1973 under the Conservative government of Edward Heath.

The Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990's. The agreement allowed for a devolved parliament and also created a number of institutions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The Human Rights Act of 1998 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom which received Royal Assent on 9 November 1998 and mostly came into force on 2 October 2000.

Its aim was to incorporate into UK law the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights.

The European Union Act 2011 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, requiring that a referendum be held on amendments of the Treaty on European Union or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The European Union Referendum Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made legal provision for a pre-legislative referendum to be held in the United Kingdom & Gibraltar on whether it should REMAIN a member state of the European Union or LEAVE it.

The Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) & Gibraltar to ask if the country should REMAIN a member of the European Union EU or to LEAVE the European Union (EU), under the provisions of the European Union Referendum Act 2015 and also the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to empower the Prime Minister to give to the Council of the European Union the formal notice required by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union – for starting negotiations for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that provides for repealing the European Communities Act 1972 and for Parliamentary approval of the withdrawal agreement being negotiated between HM Government and the European Union.

This is an Act of the Parliament originally brought forward by Oliver Letwin and Yvette Cooper.

This won by a 1 vote majority in order to stop a no deal Brexit that had been written in to the withdrawal act as a get out clause if we did not have a deal with the EU - a No Deal option that was promised by Prime Minister Theresa May over 108 times during the run up to this bill was quashed by this bill by forcing Theresa May to ask for an extension and prevented us from leaving on the 12th April 2019 (the previous LEAVE date before this was 29th March 2019, this was also extended)

This bill makes provisions for extensions to the period defined under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

Many say that this bill should have never gone through due to the 1 MP that swayed the vote being on an electronic tag at the time and that she was released in order to vote after only serving one month. Fiona Onasanya in effect a convicted criminal changed the course of Brexit with an apparent rule change by parliament in order that she could vote.