Sunday 2 October 2016

Great Repeal Bill

Theresa May says she'll trigger Article 50 by March 2017. That means we leave the EU two years after that. At last we'll be free of all those pettifogging regulations about food safety and employment conditions ... but no.

The Great Repeal Bill will convert existing EU regulations into UK law. We still won't be allowed to sell cheese with listeria or send children up chimneys.

We still don't know what The Powers That Be plan to do about immigration from outside the EU. Or from the EU. Or whether we'll still be part of the single market.

I keep hearing that the referendum result means that we voted to control immigration.

No, it doesn't mean that. It means we voted to leave the EU. Anything more than that is just an invention by the axe-grinder.


  1. It means that we will be able to make, or repeal, our own regulations. Wholesale adoption of EU regulations is just a first step, so that when we exit we will start with the regulations we have now. We can't change those regulations until we leave the EU, but when we do, they will be OUR regulations and we can do what we want with them.

    We will be able to have more powerful vacuum cleaners again. And the EU won't be able to hobble our electric kettles (do they even use them?) as they are proposing.

  2. Woo hoo, unhobbled electric kettles! A great benefit to compensate for no longer making cars in the UK as all the car makers move to the EU.

  3. Oh really ......So why did Ford move production of the Transit van to Turkey ? ......a future member of the EU ?
    If you don't like the UK leaving the EU move to the EU I hear there are plenty of vacant housing in Eastern Europe

  4. Hey! I'm The Real Anonymous.

  5. Turkey will join the EU just after pigs sprout wings. Yes, I know the Brexiters claimed that it was imminent, but they also told us about this £350 million, which evaporated as soon as the referendum was over.