- Brexit—the great repeal and UK devolution
- The government plans to legislate for Brexit in advance so that UK law can replace EU law on the day of exit. How will this be effected in practice?
- To what extent will secondary legislation be used in the legislative transition? What will this mean in terms of the parliamentary process for approving this legislation?
- What role will the UK devolved administrations have in the Brexit legislative process?
- Will there be divergence in the adoption of existing EU law between England and the devolved administrations?
- Is there anything that UK practitioners can do to prepare for the transition?
Public Law analysis: As the government proposes a Great Repeal Bill promising to simplify Brexit by re-enacting existing EU law as UK law at the point of withdrawal from the EU, Brexit’s legislative process promises to be tricky not least of all in its journey through the devolved nations. Dr Jo Hunt of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University outlines the possible controversies ahead, advising increased awareness of those strictures that might still await a post-Brexit UK.
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