Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s big EU Withdrawal Bill vote

11 Sep , 2017 Business

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MPs are set to vote on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on Monday night.
Labour has vowed to vote against the bill, describing it as a cynical “power grab” by Prime Minister Theresa May.
The bill is likely to pass its second reading but faces possible Tory rebellions during later stages of the bill.
Ministers likely to make concessions to MPs in order to pass first of eight Brexit-related bills.

LONDON — MPs will shortly after midnight tonight vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill in what will be the first big parliamentary test of Theresa May’s Brexit plans. Opposition parties have vowed to vote against the bill, describing it as a cynical “power-grab” and some Tory MPs are also mulling a possible rebellion.

So what is the bill, why is it proving so controversial, and is there any chance the prime minister could be defeated?

What is the EU Withdrawal Bill?

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill, formerly known as the Great Repeal Bill, has been sold as a means of “taking back control” of UK laws from the EU. Under the bill, all existing EU laws will be transferred over to British law, after which the government will be free to rewrite or repeal them at will.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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