The Repeal Bill - the first major piece of Brexit legislation - will go before the House of Commons for a second reading. Now is therefore the time to get in the know about what is going to be one of the most constitutionally significant pieces of legislation in the UK’s history.
This week Barry Sheerman became the first sitting MP to sign up to UK’s the statutory lobbying register, as the result of his role as the Chairman of Policy Connect. The idea that MPs can run organisations that undertake lobbying activity sits uncomfortably, and serious questions must be asked about what this says about the state of lobbying regulation in the UK.
Yesterday the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (or as we have come to know it “the Repeal Bill”) was published. This is one of the most broad and constitutionally significant bills to go through Parliament and will have massive ramifications for us all, and future generations. We’re still going through the fine print but here are our initial thoughts.
Residents’ concerns were ignored time and time again by the very people that were elected to represent them.
Today is the first anniversary since people went to the ballot boxes to vote on the future of the UK in the EU. One year on, many of the issues and concerns that emerged in the immediate days and weeks following the referendum result have still not been addressed. What happened, and how can we make sure the issues do not happen again?