Great Repeal Bill

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    On your marks, get set LEAVE! The technical challenge of the Great Repeal Bill

On your marks, get set LEAVE! The technical challenge of the Great Repeal Bill

Perhaps with an eye to the departure of the Great British Bake Off from the BBC, Theresa May’s government appears to be seeking to fill the gap in the schedule. In this article, Kenneth Armstrong argues that the inclusion of a Great “British” Repeal Bill in the Queen’s Speech represents a technical challenge that voters might find difficult to digest.

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The Great Repeal Bill may – ironically – undermine Parliament’s role in post-Brexit lawmaking

Theresa May has made much of her announcement that the European Communities Act will be repealed. But Mark Elliott argues that as well as being legally unnecessary it will probably give Parliament less – rather than more – say over legislation post-Brexit, as ministers are likely to repeal or amend EU laws via executive order. It also suggests May is unwilling […]

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    Don’t be fooled: May’s big EU law announcement is just admin

Don’t be fooled: May’s big EU law announcement is just admin

The papers are very excited about Theresa’s May announcement of a bill to begin the legal process of Brexit. “May fires Brexit starting gun,” the Sunday Times says.  “At last Brexit begins!” squealed the Sunday Express. “A hugely symbolic move”, the Telegraph concluded. Ian Dunt argues, however, that this is merely an administrative measure.

In turned out they were right, even […]