Parliamentary battle over Repeal Bill will really heat up in October
The Repeal Bill is expected to pass Second Reading with relative ease tonight (Monday) but there are likely to be further battles when the Bill reaches committee stage later in the autumn. Open Europe’s, Anders Jay explains the main features of the legislation and some points of controversy.
The Bill is necessary to preserve legal continuity and avoid creating holes in the statute book when the UK leaves. There are around 12,000 EU regulations in force, and Parliament has passed 7,900 statutory instruments implementing EU legislation. There is no real argument that the Bill is required and indeed the Labour party had an analogous proposal in their manifesto – the dispute is over how it works.
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