Brexit minister signs order to end all EU laws applying to Britain

19 August 2019
2019-08-19 12:53

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) Law applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday. In a tweet posted Sunday, Barclay said he had signed the legislation setting in stone the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted on the same day that signing the document means that the United Kingdom will take back control of its laws on Brexit Day.

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 Oct. 31.

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