Post-Brexit cooperation between the UK and the EU on law enforcement and criminal justice is sub-optimal, according to the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee.
Rishi Sunak has smothered the “Brexit bonfire” of EU laws – and hard-line Brexiteers are fuming with rage. But the prime minister smartly refused to be the face of this u-turn, putting business secretary Kemi Badenoch on the front stage herself.
Sadiq Khan unable to fly EU flag at City Hall on seven-year anniversary due to 2021 law change [1 min] 23/06/2023
Many flags, such as national flags and that of the United Nations, are exempt from requiring permission - but not the EU flag. / City Hall is unable to fly the EU flag outside its Newham HQ on the anniversary of Brexit, after a 2021 change to legislation means it could be prosecuted unless planning permission is granted.
Government accused of criminalising flying of Brussels flag. / Sadiq Khan’s City Hall office was told it could be prosecuted for flying the EU flag on the anniversary of the Brexit referendum as a goodwill gesture.
Attorney general faces fury of Bar Council as revolt over internal market bill spreads.
The business secretary has defended a government climbdown on its plan to get rid of EU-era laws copied over after Brexit.
'Progress has been painfully slow': EU law specialist is 'disappointed' by Brexit developments 20/05/2023
Specialist in EU law, barrister Martin Kowe KC, believes that Boris Johnson's government "ran out of steam" whilst trying to achieve Brexit.
Veteran Brexiteer Sir William Cash has accused the prime minister of only scrapping “trivial” EU laws after the government U-turned on its post-Brexit “bonfire” of regulations last week.
Schedule of retained EU law - GOV.UK 15/05/2023
Schedule of retained EU Law that will be revoked or sunset by 31 December 2023.
There were sighs of relief in many quarters when it was announced that the British government was not going ahead with plans for a wholesale bonfire of EU regulation.
The government has suffered defeats in the House of Lords over plans to scrap certain EU laws by the end of the year. / Peers backed an amendment which would give Parliament greater scrutiny over which rules should be ditched.
BRITAIN can rest easy. The country’s bananas are safe and will not be subject to “malformation or abnormal curvature” following the UK Government’s decision to abandon throwing 4,000 pieces of EU law onto the Brexit bonfire by the year’s end.
We have reached a watershed moment in the long Brexit saga. The government’s U-turn this week on the Great Repeal Bill has laid bare the great elephant-sized conundrum that has always been at the heart of Brexit: identifying any significant EU laws that were both holding Britain back and can be ditched without damaging our own economy.
Furious Conservative MPs have threatened to oust Rishi Sunak as PM following his “betrayal” over plans to scrap thousands of pieces of EU legislation.
Are we getting Brexit done? 05/01/2023
The UK has identified nearly 4,000 EU laws and regulations which we are now “free from”. What have we done with these newfound freedoms?
Faced with opposition from the House of Lords, the government backtracks on plans for the biggest ever change to our laws. So, what now? / Few things illustrate the absurdity and irresponsibility of Brexit better than the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL).
Ministers have scrapped their promise for a post-Brexit ‘bonfire’ of EU-era laws by the end of this year.
The speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsey Hoyle lost his temper with Kemi Badenoch when the secretary of state failed to inform the house of the government's U-turn on repealing retained EU laws.
Commons Speaker blasts Kemi Badenoch over EU laws bonfire U-turn: ‘Who do you think you are speaking to?’ 11/05/2023
Lindsay Hoyle enraged by business secretary’s response to criticism.
Animal health bodies have welcomed the government’s U-turn on its plans for scrapping swathes of retained EU legislation, which could have wiped out 44 animal welfare laws.
The government has ditched its plan for thousands of EU-era laws to expire automatically at the end of the year.
Rishi Sunak is facing a backlash from Tory Brexiteers after ditching a promise to complete a “bonfire” of remaining EU-era laws by the end of the year.
THE SCOTTISH Government has welcomed No 10's decision to ditch its planned Brexit “bonfire" of EU laws.
This is a classic example of a big, bold campaigning promise colliding with reality.
Britain’s bonfire of European Union laws has been reduced to embers.