Saturday, 18 March 2017

Lib Dems say ‘govt is playing with fire’ over Great Repeal Bill

Today, at their conference in York, Liberal Democrats have slammed the government over the Great Repeal Bill. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tom Brake has said the government are ‘playing with fire’ and the party ‘is up for the next Brexit Battle’.

The motion passed this lunchtime agreed to strictly limit the scope for the Government to give itself powers to change legislation through ‘Henry VIII’ powers, and secure the maximum Parliamentary oversight of powers given to ministers.

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