EU (Withdrawal) Bill

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This week the House of Commons has been debating the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which will transfer all EU law into British law on the day we leave. 

The first two of the eight committee days have taken place this week and the remaining six are set to be debated in the coming weeks ahead. These committee sessions are being held in the Chamber of the House of Commons so that every MP can be part of the committee and have their say.

In addition to this, David Davis announced on Monday that there will be a bill which will give Parliament a vote on the outcome of the negotiations. This means that when the negotiations are concluded, Parliament will have the opportunity to debate and vote on any agreement made. This will give MPs the choice of whether to accept or reject whatever deal is made.

As people know, I voted to leave the European Union and the more this process goes on, the more convinced I am it is right for the UK. However people voted, it is essential that Brexit is implemented in a manner that best suits the UK’s interests.

The overwhelming feeling I get from people is that they want us to get on with the job of delivering Brexit and get the best deal for everyone in this country.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill will mean the day before we leave the EU will look very much the same as the day after we leave and will provide continuity and a smooth transition. It is only then, after we are no longer a member of the EU, the UK will be able to make laws as it sees fit and without any of the current restraints we have from the EU.