“Tic-tac”. The UK faces a race against time to obtain thousands of European directives that have accumulated in British law for decades, and have now been amended before they expire as 2023 draws to a close. This is indeed the largest legal review in the contemporary history of the British country.
Government determined 2417 lists that come from the legal body of the European Union (EU), although the National Archives, which preserves the nation’s official documents, That number raises to about 4,000, and the pieces can continue to appear on the surface for years. Environmental and manufacturing standards, agricultural regulations, and labor rights are among the areas most at risk, though nearly all legal areas have been affected.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak I inherited urgency Boris Johnson promised to get rid of those European directives and this week the House of Commons passed them The green light on the mechanism will automatically cancel itwith exceptions, in less than twelve months.
“I know of no other example in almost any part of the world where there was Such a radical effort To remove legislation without regard. It’s unprecedented, Joel Grosjean, UK legal expert at the Changing Europe academic think tank, told EFE.
Al-Sanak, who published a video clip in his campaign to seize the leadership of the “conservatives”. Throw European laws into a paper shreddersatisfying the most euro-skeptic segment of the conservatives, while receiving it barbs From the opposition, which believes a rush to erase decades of regulatory work will prevent proper parliamentary scrutiny.
The mechanism designed by the government gives it powers to replace any part of European legislation with articles it deems “Achieving the same or similar goalsof community guidance, or even to include “alternative judgments” as they see fit.
Although the mechanism Parliament is processing to comply with these plans leaves the door open to delaying a decision on certain provisions until 2026, experts warn of the legal ambiguity that may face companies and workers when it comes into force. Sunset clause in December this year.
“We will see a lot of lawsuits in which, for example, a food safety company will realize that the law that set certain standards for a product, or some label, is gone, so they will decide to stop applying it. But the regulator will be able to try to prove that it is still from It is expected that these criteria will be met.”
The situation is further complicated in light of the Trade and Cooperation Treaty signed by London and Brussels before Brexit, which requires the UK to align itself with community standards in many areas. If the executive allows certain directives to be overturned in areas such as the environment and labor rights, the EU can argue this You are breaking the Brexit deal.
The giant legal reform facing the country has received little media attention so far, overshadowed by issues such as the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol, so most companies that will be affected They don’t know its consequences.
only the 4% of British companies fully understand this The implications for the government’s plans, according to a survey by the UK Chambers of Commerce, instead 71% do not know the details About those plans or not even aware of their existence.
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