Re: EU travel after 31 Oct
Originally Posted by swimfeeders
Between now and 31st January we have to pass the legislation to transfer 4 million pages of EU Legislation into UK Law and then. after 1st February we have to start getting rid of the bits we do not want any longer.
Sorry to disagree. You have till end of december 2020 to amend the laws.
It is estimated that approximately 20,000 laws deriving from the EU have been given effect within domestic law. These need to be assessed and then, as appropriate, repealed, revoked or retained, depending upon their relevance and significance. The job of retaining EU law is made more challenging both by the timescale involved and because the powers given to the Government must be sufficiently flexible to take account of a rapidly changing context, including the prospect of an implementation period for the proposed withdrawal agreement, up to 31 december 2020.
the sheer volume of EU law means there is no prospect of its being replaced with new UK legislation by 31 januari 2020 — ‘exit day’. To avoid an enormous legal black hole from arising, the Withdrawal Act 2018 will take a snapshot of EU law as it exists immediately before Brexit, converting it into domestic law: a huge, and imperative, exercise in legislative copying and pasting. A good deal of EU law that currently applies in the UK is predicated upon its being a member state: such law will simply not make sense following Brexit. The Act therefore gives ministers time-limited powers to amend domestic law (including, but not only, retained EU law) to address ‘deficiencies’ arising from Brexit.
In conclusion, all EU laws will be valid post brexit, unless it is changed in time by the ministers in boris' cabinet. In reality that means civil servants prepare these changes. As boris (and cummings) is planning to overhaul the civil service, I'm betting a lot of EU law will remain unchanged.