Commenting on the publication of the Government’s white paper on the Great Repeal Bill, Owen Smith MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“It is essential that the Government keep their promise of fully protecting the workers’, consumers’ and environmental rights we currently enjoy through our membership of the EU.
“Ministers must not be allowed to use the medieval powers they have bestowed on themselves to sign our rights away in the backrooms of Whitehall.
“This Government are taking every opportunity they can find to write themselves a blank cheque for hard Brexit. Today’s executive power-grab only highlights why it is so important that our elected representatives in Parliament are given a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal.”