28 April 2017
Sam Fowles, Postgraduate Research Student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), writes for The Independent about the Great Repeal Bill which is an executive coup which will give the Government a range of powers. These allow ministers and civil servants to scrap rights without a vote in Parliament. “The breadth of these powers, and the unprecedented volume of law they will cover, means that the government will, effectively, be able to legislate without Parliament. Labour is right to make preserving such rights its starting point, and the promise of a Brexit that ‘brings people together’ is laudable. But, for this to be a reality, Labour’s manifesto must deliver a more full-throated defence of parliamentary democracy and individual rights,” says Fowles.