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Great Repeal Bill will make the UK an independent nation May said

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The Great Repeal Bill, which Theresa May has said will make the UK an ndependent, sovereign nation, would, Repeal the European Communities Act, which says EU law is supreme to the UK's Ensure the UK leaves the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice

In response, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, said he would not accept any attempt to "bargain" between trade and security.Asked if the PM's comments amounted to "blackmail", he replied: "I try to be a gentleman, so towards a lady I don't even use or think about the word 'blackmail'."Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green told BBC Newsnight that Mrs May's statement was "not a threat", but a "sensible point to make" as new deals would be needed in a number of areas, including trade and security.The Great Repeal Bill, which Theresa May has said will make the UK an "independent, sovereign nation", would: Repeal the European Communities Act, which says EU law is supreme to the UK'sEnsure the UK leaves the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice Transpose existing EU legislation into domestic UK law. It would come into force the day the UK leaves the EU The Commons library anticipates it will be "one of the largest legislative projects ever undertaken in the UK"A Lords committee described it as a "unique challenge", with EU law having accumulated over decades.

 

 

Theresa May has said will make the UK an ndependent, sovereign nation