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Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott pens 'An "utterly pernicious" Bill?' for ‘The UK in a changing Europe’


Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), writes for ‘The UK in a changing Europe’ about the The EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which sets out the framework for Britain’s future beyond the EU: “Much former EU law must be converted into national law by Brexit day to ensure there are not huge gaps after exit. Some of this former EU law will need to be ‘repaired’ so that is workable for the UK post Brexit. The argument is over how the Withdrawal Bill manages this transition. For the Bill gives Ministers huge powers ‘to prevent, remedy or mitigate’ ‘failures or deficiencies of EU law’, where they deem it ‘appropriate’ – terminology so vague it is potentially limitless.”



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