The “Great Repeal Bill” White Paper in 20 tweets

In its recent White Paper, the Government set out its thinking about the “Great Repeal Bill”. In this series of tweets, I highlight some of the key elements of the White Paper.

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I posted a number of tweets yesterday extracting key paragraphs from the Government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill and offering some preliminary thoughts on them. For convenience, I have collected the tweets below. Some more detailed comments on the White Paper can be found in this post, in which I draw attention to some notable gaps in the White Paper and argue that the Government’s thinking in some key areas appears to highly undeveloped — or at least, at this stage, undisclosed. In one of the tweets below, I suggest that the possibility — raised by the White Paper — of creating new reservations to the powers of devolved institutions ‘raises some questions of constitutional politics’. That, of course, is something of an understatement, as I explain in my longer piece.

The White Paper

General approach

EU law and UK law

The case law of the Court of Justice of the EU

Supremacy of EU law

Delegated powers

Parliamentary scrutiny

Devolution