Repealing the 1972 European Communities Act is the next logical step after the referendum
Theresa May announced today that Article 50 will be called up by end of March 2017 and all EU laws will be transcribed into UK Law when the UK leaves the EU.
The announcement today on the Andrew Marr Show on the BBC, ahead of her speech at the Conservative Conference in Birmingham has shocked some people and we at the3million will be looking in more details this week at what this means for us, the non-British EU citizens living in the UK .
But before people gets worried about it, just think of today’s announcement as the next logical step after the referendum. Firstly, the Government has to call Article 50 to start the process, followed by the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act, which will cease the supremacy of EU Law when the UK leaves the EU. No news here apart from having a better understanding of timelines.
Maybe some people were still hoping for a magical U-turn of the Government but today’s announcement will finally make them understand that Brexit is happening and we must act now to preserve our rights in the future.
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