The EU Withdrawal Act, as it is now known, will also repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which took Britain into the EU and meant that European law took precedence over laws passed in the UK Parliament. Now we just need to get through the Customs Bill, Trade Bill, Immigration Bill, Fisheries Bill and Agriculture Bill – the British lawmakers think. Theresa May told them it was a “historic moment for our country and a significant step towards delivering on the will of the British people.” This is the flaqgship law but controversial things yet exist.
The Bill was first introduced in July 2017 and subjected to fierce debate in the Commons and Lords as it was analysed line by line. The fear that Brexit will pose various post factum problems in the years to come persists. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) warned investment almost halved in a year to the first six months of 2018, as an example. A credible „plan B” for customs arrangements post-Brexit was again requested from the government and it does not exist. The car industry is one of the leading employers in the country, responsible for 856,000 jobs, 186,000 of which are on the production lines.