More than three years after leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom has announced that it will not repeal all bloc laws this year.
On January 31, three years have passed since the United Kingdom formally left the European Union. However, despite how much time has passed, trouble continues in London.
On Wednesday, the British government announced that it no longer intends to abolish all laws in the European Union by the end of this year.
Rishi Sunak’s government has said it will amend legislation currently passing through parliament to propose scrapping only about 600 of the roughly 4,000 EU laws still in force by the end of 2023.
Retained EU Law (REUL) aims to automatically remove any remaining EU law by the end of this year, unless it has been expressly selected to be saved.
“The government is introducing an amendment that will replace the current Extinction Bill with a list of retained EU laws that we intend to abolish,” said Business and Trade Minister Kemi Badenoch.
In addition, he explained that 1,000 EU laws have already been repealed or reformed since the UK left the EU and another 500 will be repealed under two more bills pending approval in Parliament.
On the other hand, the remaining regulations will remain in effect until prior notice. For the government, a quick removal would generate “legal loopholes” that have yet to be resolved through local regulations.
Thus, the United Kingdom continues to add problems since its exit from the societal bloc: while the City of London continues to lose ground, in the middle of last year, the British think tank the Center for European Reform estimated that The economy was 5.5% smaller than it would have been if the country was still part of the European Union.
As if that were not enough, Sunak continues to try to keep Scotland and Northern Ireland in the UK: While the first country is calling for a new referendum on independence, because it does not want to leave the European Union, the second continues to complain that the agreements between London and Brussels distance it from the crown.