BREXIT will deliver “certainty, continuity and control”, an impassioned Andrea Leadsom declared today ahead of the publication of the Great Repeal Bill.
Speaking in the House of Commons before the publication of the bill, which outlines how the UK will untangle itself from European Union (EU) rules and influence, Ms Leadsom promised to respect the will of the people.
Ms Leadsom said: “This is the one of the most significant pieces of legislation that has ever passed through parliament.
“It is a major milestone in the process of our withdrawal.”
The 66-page document was officially published shortly before midday.
To cheers, the Leader of the House added: “It means we will be able to exit the European Union with maximum certainty, continuity and control.
“That is what the Britiash people voted for and it is exactly what we will do.”
The proposed bill would abolish the 1972 European Communities Act and transpose nearly 20,000 rules and laws introduced by the EU into UK legislation.
In the coming years the Government will choose which of these laws will be kept and which will be removed.
The Bill is designed to transpose EU law into British law so the same rules apply on the day of Brexit as the day before, while giving parliaments and assemblies in Westminster, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff the power to drop or change them in the future.
The Government hopes it will give confidence to businesses, workers and consumers that they will not face unexpected changes on the day of Brexit, while ending the supremacy of EU law in the UK.