EU Legislation

The Queen’s Speech and Brexit

Written by Kirsty Baldry

The Queen’s Speech commenced with the matter which will dominate the Government’s legislative programme for the next two years. Indeed, Bills regarding Brexit numbered eight out of a total 27.
The areas of Brexit that were discussed included trade, immigration, fisheries, nuclear safety and EU/UK law.

An important aspect of the Brexit campaigning was the emphasis on UK sovereignty advancements. The Repeal Bill in today’s speech seems to directly address this, as the bill revokes the European Communities Act of 1972, and converts EU law into UK law with the freedom for the British Parliament to amend the laws.

Downing Street has commented that the Repeal Bill “won’t put any constraints on the withdrawal agreement we will make”, thereby ensuring either a hard or soft approach to Brexit is obtainable.

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