Enact a Great Repeal Bill to convert EU law into UK law
Last updated: 09:01pm 11 February 2019
Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.36
We will enact a Great Repeal Bill. Our laws will be made in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, and interpreted by judges across the United Kingdom, not in Luxembourg. The bill will convert EU law into UK law, allowing businesses and individuals to go about life knowing that the rules have not changed overnight.
You might have noticed above that we included a fairly large chunk of text from the manifesto quote. That’s because it’s quite useful in explaining what the Great Repeal Bill aims to do: namely, convert EU laws into UK laws so that there is continuity in our “rules” from the moment we leave the EU.
Love the detail?
- EU Withdrawal Bill: A guide to the Brexit repeal legislation – BBC
- European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 – Parliament.uk
- European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 – Wikipedia
- Ensure no new internal barriers are created after Brexit
- Bring law-making power closer to the people
- Work with the devolved administrations to deliver common legal frameworks
- Ensure UK authorities can exercise powers currently exercised via the EU
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