Prime Minister May’s Great Repeal Bill


In Brexit: The UK’s Great Reform Bill, Pillsbury attorney Tim Wright discusses Prime Minister May’s “notice to quit” under Article 50 and start  of what he aptly describes as the equivalent of a “difficult and protracted divorce proceedings.” The White Paper published sets out Prime Minister May’s plans for a great repeal bill, which at one strike will remove the United Kingdom from the purview of the European Court of Justice and restore the supremacy of domestic law. Currently, the European Communities Act 1972 enshrines the supremacy of European Union law in national law. That will come to an end on Brexit day, which will be 29 March 2019 unless an extension is agreed to by the EU27 and the European Parliament.