Unlock Democracy is a grassroots campaign for democratic reform and participation. We campaign for voting reform, transparent and accountable government, and including women and young people in our political system.
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.
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?
One piece of legislation expected in the Queen's Speech today is the Repeal Bill. Somewhat innocuous and technical on its surface, this piece of legislation threatens to hand unchecked powers to ministers who could rewrite our laws behind closed doors.