The UK Government is set to abandon its plan to review or scrap all EU laws by the end of 2023.
A proposal, dubbed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as a “bonfire of EU law,” would have seen almost 4,000 EU laws removed from the UK statute book. This week, Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch told Conservative Party MPs that the majority of EU laws would be maintained, with only some 800 pieces of legislation removed by the end of 2023.
The reports that Badenoch’s allies have not denied that the British government was now planning to ditch the “sunset clause” of 31st December 2023, where all EU laws would automatically expire unless they were revised or retained.
Badenoch reportedly told her Conservative colleagues that plans to modify or offload old EU law could not be rushed.
Conservative MP Jacob Rees Mogg laid the blame at the door of civil servants, using his GB News show to push the narrative of an anti-Brexit plot, he said: “The problem here is that the Civil Service doesn’t want to deliver.”
The Conservative Party have failed to deliver the full and true Brexit 17.4 Million of us voted for. They have failed to protect our borders and they are failing to protect our young children from being overtly sexualised in the classroom. In short, the Conservative Party is no different to the Labour Party.