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Carmichael: Great Repeal Bill must respect devolution

July 13, 2017 4:01 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the introduction of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, commonly known as the "Great Repeal Bill", Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader Alistair Carmichael MP said:

"This bill already has all the hallmarks of another Theresa May disaster. This Government's executive power grab and support for the most extreme interpretation of Brexit throws in our faces any pretence of being her being constructive and collaborative.

"Liberal Democrats will work with opposition parties to find common ground in support of vital protections, enshrined in European law, from workers' rights to the environment, as well as ensuring that the principles of devolution are respected.

"These are values that we will defend to the hilt. Theresa May better be ready for a fight."