Thousands of EU laws on everything from workers’ rights to the environment are to be transferred into UK law as the country readies its independence from the European Union. This comes the day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, starting the process that will officially take Britain out of the EU in March 2019.

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the “Great Repeal Bill” would allow the UK Parliament and Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland administrations to remove, alter and improve the laws.

It would also end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Davis claims the repeal bill will also “end the supremacy” of EU rules.

So with Brexit and Article 50 being formally triggered, what does this mean for your UK passport? Davis has said Britain had a “moral duty” to end the doubt facing Britons living in the EU as it wasn’t their fault that Britain voted to leave the union.

In somewhat-related news. When asked about  banning the burka in the UK, The Prime Minister insisted that “what a woman wears is a woman’s choice”

 

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Cask J Thomson
Cask J. Thomson is the editor-in-chief of The Whole Story. Born in Scotland, he hates long walks along the beach.

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