Maria Eagle MP


The EU Withdrawal Bill

On Monday my Labour Party Colleagues and I voted against the European (Withdrawal) Bill at its second reading. I explain why in the video Below.

The Tories are trying to claim that this bill is only technical. But it isn’t. If passed, it would give the Government, and individual Ministers, unprecedented and authoritarian powers to change our laws as and when they see fit without any Parliamentary scrutiny. Laws that matter to everyone, every day. That’s why I joined my Labour colleagues in voting against it. 


Earlier this week I spoke about my concerns about the authoritarian approach the Government is taking to our exit from the EU through their EU (Withdrawal) Bill and the Henry VIII powers it gives to Ministers.

But since then, the Tories have made yet further attempts to sidestep the Parliamentary procedures that are in place to ensure that the process of law making remains democratic. Watch the video above to find out more.

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