EU restricts use of eight chemicals, with 16 more in pipeline; UK has two under consideration.
The government is to loosen EU-derived laws on chemicals in a move experts say will increase the likelihood of toxic substances entering the environment.
“Car crash!” exclaimed managing director Andrew Varga, whose Brexit progress I have been following since the referendum. News of the latest Brexit U-turn landed on him on Tuesday out of the blue. All his years of preparation for a new UK product safety mark, all his thousands of pounds wasted, all the uncountable hours and effort were rendered pointless, at a stroke.
Deleting national emissions ceiling regulations as part of scrapping EU laws ‘a clear example of deregulation’. / The government is ignoring its post-Brexit green watchdog over the removal of air quality regulations, in a move that has been described by experts as “a clear example of deregulation”.
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.
The UK is using its post-Brexit role in global digital trade and data governance to promote economic growth and deregulation through free trade agreements and domestic data protection reforms.
How Brexit stuffed the City 14/06/2023
The banks pay huge amounts of tax. If they lose business, then Britain’s economy will suffer.
His admission that “Brexit has failed” shows once again that for Nigel Farage and the populist right, shifting the blame is second nature
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.
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.
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.
The UK has ditched plans for a Brexit "bonfire" of retained EU law, with Rishi Sunak being accused of breaking his promises by a former Cabinet minister.