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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Brexit: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the Devolution Dimension

21 July 2017

The Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations have said that they will refuse their consent to the Government's Repeal Bill. Refusal would be a political gambit rather than a legal one, but no less significant for that. But the Bill, or something like it, must be passed if the UK's legal system is to function after Brexit. Politics, even of devolution, must not be allowed to block critical measures.

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