European Movement UK demands the government drop the Retained EU Law Bill and instead focus on protecting our rights. Our specific demands are for the government to:
• Provide a legally binding guarantee that they won’t slash our standards or drop EU laws which positively builds on our established regulations and standards;
• Commit to retaining or improving key legislation on wildlife protection, animal welfare, employment rights, environmental protections, food standards;
• The government must engage openly and transparently with third-sector organisations that are raising concerns about the implications of divergence in these areas, and;
• Remove clauses that allow Ministers to change the law without adequate democratic and parliamentary scrutiny.
By writing to your MP we are asking them to support our campaign and raise our demands with the government.
The Leave campaign leaders have broken every one of their promises.
This Bill – and a series of other measures set to follow – give government ministers free rein to demolish vital legal protections with no democratic oversight.
The Bill will – under a so-called ‘sunset clause’ - abolish all EU laws and standards still applicable in the UK unless Ministers intervene before 2023 to maintain or reform them. That means crippling uncertainties for businesses, workers and consumers, causing chaos in the courts.
Passing this Bill will lower UK goods and employment standards to well below EU levels and destroy our ability to trade with the EU, breaking the terms of the Brexit agreement and risking a trade war.
This Government does not have the mandate to put British people’s rights, health, and safety at risk.