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What's the Great Repeal Bill and why should we be worried about it?


29 March 2017

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, we face a monumental battle for our rights. Tomorrow, Theresa May will announce plans for the first of these far-reaching bills, the Great Repeal Bill, which will affect how our country works for decades to come. Here's everything you need to know about the Bill.

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We don’t have the luxury of sitting around and lamenting the fact that Theresa May has triggered Article 50, as the fight is now on to prevent the government from granting themselves an unprecedented set of powers to pick and choose which laws suit them and which don’t. Using ‘Henry VIII powers’ could mean ministers making significant changes to important legislation without parliamentary approval – something which many countries would deem unconstitutional.

  • Government is planning unprecedented bill to transport thousands of European laws into British law.
  • New briefing from legal academic warns that the bill could affect UK democracy for decades to come and could hand massive power from parliament and the people to the government.
  • Proposed new ‘Henry VIII’ powers have been described by former Lord Chief Justice as a “self-inflicted blow” that should only be used in a national emergency.

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