An amendment tabled by Plaid Cymru, Green, and SNP MPs calls for repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act to only be legal with the consent of the devolved legislatures.
It is highly notable that not a single Labour MP supported this motion! The very party that so ...continue reading
Many amendments to the Great Repeal Bill, proposed by a coalition of Labour, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru and Green MPs, stink of hypocrisy. ...continue reading
Brexit promises to restore confidence in Britain’s unique legal system, strengthen its uniquely flexible and practical nature, and restore the connection between the citizen and legislation. ...continue reading
Neither the UK nor the European economy are in great health, so it is in the interest of both to achieve a good Brexit. And Britain has some key advantages. ...continue reading
Sir William Cash said yesterday in the House of Commons
Sir William Cash (Stone) (Con): Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Will you confirm that, immediately after the presentation of the Bill and its First Reading, the Second Reading will deal with the principle of the Bill, according to “Erskine May” and all the rules of the House? Will you also confirm, with respect to this particular Bill, that although some do not seem to have seen it yet, it is about leaving the European Union and repealing the European Communities Act 1972 and that anyone who votes against its Second Reading will be in breach of that principle?
During a Westminster Hall debate on the negotiations on future Euratom membership, Bill Cash made the following speech and interventions:
Sir William Cash (Stone) (Con): Very simply, I congratulate the hon. Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) on introducing the debate, because his attitude was extremely constructive. There are a lot of issues associated with matters of this kind, and it is important for us both to be practical and to stick to the legal position. I very much agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd West (Mr. Jones) about the legal position; in fact, it is endorsed exclusively by the European Commission. After the BEIS Committee report, which was published on 2 May, the Commission published a position paper on 22 June stating: ...continue reading