Actually the Bill is an “incorporation” of all existing EU laws and regulations into UK law. The Bill is repealing nothing except the jurisdiction of the EU and European Courts. Apart from necessary technical changes about the naming of authorities who will arbitrate when there are disputes nothing will be different.
EU workers’ rights as they exist today will become UK workers’ rights, EU environmental laws will become UK environmental laws and so on and so forth. Of course at some time in the future it is possible that a democratically elected UK government may seek to improve upon existing, that is previously EU, laws in the interests of the UK – but that will be a decision of just that, a democratically elected UK government.
The Bill should more correctly referred to as ‘The Great Incorporation Bill’ designed as it is to incorporate EU laws and regulations into UK law.
In the early 1980s Anthony Sargeant had a lovely Hungarian girl friend, Judit, whose elderly parents during their lives in the 20th Century and living through two World Wars, had had three different nationalities because of central European border changes: and that is not to mention the German Occupation during the Second World War.
Another example: Strasbourg was German then French then German then French again (albeit now within the German dominated EU).
Going further back in history one might consider the changes, not to mention the devastation of the 30 years war.
By contrast the island of Great Britain was not part of these upheavals – and so it is difficult for the British to truly understand the psyche of Continental Europeans.
In the 19th Century the European Powers appointed a German, King Otto, to govern Greece after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (Prince Phillip is of course a direct descendant). Curiously this ‘appointment’ was repeated in the 21st Century when the EU and European Central Bank effectively appointed an ex-Goldman Sachs Director as the Greek Prime Minister to enforce the ECB’s austerity requirements for the benefit of the Eurozone and thus the German economy.
Plus ca change …..
Such a simple meal. Anthony Sargeant put this together yesterday evening (it would be pretentious to call it ‘cooking’) – fresh English asparagus from a local Shropshire farm, a poached egg, some local ham, and a spoonful of hollondaise. So simple.
Anthony Sargeant went to pick Wild Garlic along the Shropshire lane close to his home and found this woodland carpeted with the yellow star-like flowers of Lesser Celandine. A magical scene
Some weeks ago Anthony Sargeant said that, “if I were Theresa May I would have a general election now” – prescient or just logical? Now once again let me say that …. “If I was Theresa May …”. I would include in the Tory manifesto a cast-iron promise to hold a Scottish Referendum on some specified date – possibly in 2018 or 2019.
via If I was Theresa May …. — TONY Anthony SARGEANT
A field of Rape seed oil plants brighten the quiet greens of an English spring. Photographed by Anthony Sargeant while walking along the country lane where he lives yesterday (Easter Saturday, April 15th 2017). just below the Rape field sheep can just be seen as small flecks on the distant hillside grazing on the lush green pasture land which dominates the Shropshire landscape. In the 19th Century poem ‘Home thoughts from abroad’ the 19th Century Robert Browning wrote ‘Oh to be in England now that April’s there’ – today he would be surprised by the bright yellow fields of Rape which are a late 20th Century introduction to the English landscape.