Nic Dakin MP

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Eddie's Blog


Hello, I'm Eddie and have been working at Nic's office every Friday for a few weeks now and this week i did some research into the governments attempt to use laws from Henry VIII

The Governments new aims with Brexit could be construed as an attempt  to use Henry VIII clauses to short cut their way through a full parliament. The most recent problem with Brexit is the how to incorporate EU laws into UK laws while deciding on how to fix the lack of compatibility, like for example laws that refer to agencies we would no longer be a part of. This would be the biggest law making project in UK history. So the government aims to circumvent this by the using the Henry VIII Proclamations 1539 which allowed the king to make whatever he said into law and the government wants to use this to allow ministers to implement EU laws without full parliament scrutiny. This can be seen as executive power grab and puts into question who would be held accountable if more problems where to arise from this bill.   


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