Pages tagged "Regulation"

  • The UK government must protect environmental standards in new trade deals

    We need to force the UK government to protect environmental and animal welfare standards in post-Brexit trade deals before it is too late, writes European Movement CEO Anna Bird.

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  • So much for parliamentary scrutiny...

    So much for parliamentary scrutiny! It is nearly two months since the government closed the only committee with the power to scrutinise the Brexit deal as a whole. And Jacob Rees-Mogg has done nothing to replace or reinstate it.

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  • Dominic Grieve: These are not just ‘teething problems’

    Just seven weeks after we left the Single Market and the Customs Union, we are already seeing the damaging effects of Brexit on British jobs and businesses. Try as they might, the government can no longer pretend that these are “teething problems”. This is the stark reality of the hard Brexit they have inflicted on the UK.

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  • Government U-turns on workers’ rights review

    This week brought good news. Under pressure from thousands of campaigners like you, the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng yesterday announced that his department is scrapping its proposed review of workers’ rights after Brexit.

    This means that crucial employment rights like the absolute maximum 48-hour working week, rest breaks at work, and holiday pay entitlements are not under imminent threat.

    Over 5,500 European Movement members and supporters wrote to their MP, demanding that they uphold vital protections and ensure that the UK keeps pace with any new EU protections too. Together we were part of making the government reconsider and showed that we won’t back down on our fundamental rights.

    We will keep monitoring and exposing any government plans to pull us further away from the rights we had as EU members. And we won’t stop there; we will be pushing the government to go further by keeping pace with new workers' rights protections in the EU. But for now, thank you so much for helping us win this round.

    Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

  • Protect Workers’ Rights


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  • Jacob Rees-Mogg has shut down scrutiny of the deal

    So much for bringing back powers to Westminster. The government this week confirmed it will shut down a parliamentary committee that would have scrutinised the impact of Brexit.

    The Brexit committee has never been more important. Parliament must have a role in examining the Brexit deal and its impact, to call on ministers to explain its implications, and to challenge the government on its future plans for our relationship with the EU. That is why we are launching a petition calling on Jacob Rees-Mogg to reinstate the committeeclick here to sign.

    From the attempt to use the Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50 to the prorogation of parliament and threats to break international law – over the last five years ministers have continually affronted our democracy, avoided parliamentary scrutiny and shown an outrageous disregard for the rule of law.

    Sign your name to help parliament take back control and scrutinise Johnson’s deal!