Making a proper job of repeal was always going to take years of work. Yet the relevant legislation wasn’t even tabled until Liz Truss became prime minister.
Parliament authorised Brexit through Article 50, but now risks refusing the Government the chance to guarantee legal continuity.
The Brexit Secretary defends the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Commons.
The provisions of the Withdrawal Bill are limited in scope, will be policed by the courts, and lack any plausible alternative.
The Opposition are hoping that everybody will have forgotten about it by 2022.
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
She is now dependent on her critics if the new goverment is to work. This is a time for humility, reconciliation – and all hands on deck.
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
Some might like to table amendments to instantly delete bad EU regulations. But that would be a gift to those who seek to disrupt Brexit.
“It will help to ensure certainty and stability across the board.”