Definitions

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  • v. To decline to apply a rule or law that previously applied

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Examples

  • If you can't, though, then you have to disapply the whole provision, which means there's no time limit at all even though it would have been lawful for the state to impose a different time limit.

    Vodafone 2 v HMRC

  • They argued that if you can't reinterpret the national legislation, then you have to disapply it in its entirety, regardless of whether it would be justified to impose the tax on the facts of the particular case.

    Vodafone 2 v HMRC

  • The Court of Appeal was clearly right that you don't disapply the entire provision: you only disapply it to the extent that its application would breach Vodafone's rights under the Treaty.

    Vodafone 2 v HMRC

  • This highlights a matter I have raised before here: it is admirable that we plan to seize back powers from Brussels (which is what the phrase ‘disapply unilaterally’ means) but what is Plan ‘B’ for when Brussels refuses to permit us to engage in ‘unilateral disapplication’ of their diktat, as they will as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow.

    Stealth Tax Cuts

  • Most interestingly is the notion that a future Conservative Government should be prepared to go up against Brussels in requiring the removal of wasteful bureaucracy that emanates from the EU: As a "last resort", the document says, Britain should legislate at home to "disapply EU regulation unilaterally where we think its is against our national interest".

    Stealth Tax Cuts

  • We must await the detail, perhaps, to see what the word ‘disapply’ actually means (it not being a word my Concise Oxford English Dictionary recognizes: but then it predates the era of spin by some thirty-five years).

    Paper Tigers On The Loose

  • It is high time to disapply in the United Kingdom any ruling of the European Court of Justice by resolution of the House of Commons, and any ruling under either the Human Rights Act or the European Convention on Human Rights unless and until ratified by such a resolution.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • John Redwood will propose that we harmonise with our EU neighbours across the channel and start to disapply stuff we don't like.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • According to the Telegraph the report will say that we should legislate at home to "disapply EU regulation unilaterally where we think its is against our national interest".

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • • As a "last resort", the document says, Britain should legislate at home to "disapply EU regulation unilaterally where we think its is against our national interest".

    Archive 2007-08-01

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