Repeal bill: The government should prepare for legislative war

If May isn’t careful, this bill will sink under the weight of all its amendments

The new parliamentary session is getting underway, and tomorrow the government will introduce its “Repeal Bill”—the most significant step yet in the Brexit process. This will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives primacy to EU law. All existing EU legislation will then be transposed into British law. At least, that’s the government’s plan.

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