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UK Brexit minister signs order to end all EU law in Britain

Christian Fernsby |
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) Law applying in Britain from October 31.

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Topics: BREXIT    EU    UK   

Barclay has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in stone Britain's EU (then EEC) membership in 1972, the government said in a statement.

The European Communities Act 1972 is the vehicle that sees regulations flow into British law directly from the EU's lawmaking bodies in Brussels.

The order will repeal the 1972 Act, and bring the European Union Withdrawal Act into force.

The repeal of the 1972 Act will take effect when Britain formally leaves the EU on October 31.


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