Some 600 pieces of EU legislation are to be rolled back in the UK, but Brexiteers hoped this number would be several thousands higher. By the way, the ‘bendy banana law’ - EU Regulation No. 1333/2011 - governing the 'standards and requirements in the banana sector' – that used to create so much hilarity, is one of the laws that will remain.
Ex-Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg yesterday blasted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for scaling back the promised mass scrapping of EU laws. Rees-Mogg championed the scrapping of leftover Brussels rules when he was Business Secretary.
During his Tory leadership campaign last summer, Sunak vowed to review or repeal 2,400 retained EU laws in his first 100 days as Prime Minister. But yesterday it was announced that rather than getting rid of thousands of pieces of EU legislation, which have now been found to total 4,829, the government will only revoke 600 laws by the end of December.
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