The European Movement UK campaigned for the government to drop the Retained EU Law Bill that would have given ministers powers to delete 3,800 laws, practically overnight with no scrutiny.
After pressure from supporters like you, members of parliament, members of the House of Lords, charities and other campaign groups the Government watered down the Bill.
But we know that that Bill was just the first of many challenges we face to save our standards after Brexit.
The Leave campaign leaders have broken every one of their promises.
Giving those same leader’s free rein to demolish vital legal protections with no democratic oversight is bad for our democracy, bad for people and bad for our economy.
European Movement UK demands the Government put an end to the uncertainty and align the UK’s standards and regulation closely with our European neighbours. The European Movement calls for the government to:
• Provide a legally binding guarantee that they won’t slash our standards or drop EU laws which positively build 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;
• Strengthen the scrutiny process of parliament to allow for the implications of divergence to be fully understood
Moving away from regulations and standards the UK helped create as a member of the EU 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.