European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:11 pm on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Conservative, Beaconsfield 2:11 pm, 7th September 2017

I have great sympathy with my right hon. Friend’s critique of European Union law. It is one of the reasons why the Brexit referendum ended up in the way it did, but that cannot be a justification for two wrongs making a right. The fact is that we do not need to legislate in this fashion in order to carry out the technical task of leaving the EU, and I remain utterly bemused as to why the legislation has been drafted in this form.