European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:57 pm on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 2:57 pm, 7th September 2017

The right hon. Gentleman has suggested that those who voted for remain, as I did, should be happy with this Bill because it brings over all EU legislation. Yes and no. On the stroke of midnight on exit day, we lose the general principles of EU law such as proportionality, non-discrimination, and respect for human rights. [Interruption.] No, with respect—the general principles go. Does he agree that we should lose those very sound, good, valuable general principles?