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Bill should see all remaining EU-laws scrapped or reformed

UK to scrub all remaining EU laws still on the statute books by the end of 2023

British lawmakers have backed controversial government plans to scrub all remaining EU laws still on the statute books by the end of the year. The Retained EU Law Bill passed by 59 votes at its third reading stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Various efforts from opposition and Conservative MPs to amend the bill were comfortably defeated. The legislation will now move to the House of Lords, where it's expected to face opposition from the upper chamber’s large constituency of anti-Brexit peers.

Bill requirements
The bill requires all UK government departments to either repeal or reform all EU-derived law - said to number around 4,000 pieces of legislation - which stayed on the UK books after Brexit. They must do so by the end of this year. However, this deadline is being branded unrealistic by some of the bill’s critics.

A spokesperson for PM Rishi Sunak confirmed earlier this week Sunak is sticking with the bill and its deadline.


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