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How Brexit will erase your rights

The looming withdrawal of rights in Britain is so unusual, it is hard to see how it will play out. What does "taking back control" mean in practice?

By Vernon Bogdanor   May 2018

A remain supporter protests against Brexit. Photo: PA

The European Union Withdrawal Bill seeks to do something quite unprecedented in the constitutional history of the modern world. By withdrawing Britain from the EU, it will turn a protected constitution into an unprotected one.

This is much less appreciated than it should be, because—on the face of it—the Withdrawal Bill is as soothing as it can be, all about providing for continuity. The bill provides for the incorporation of 44 years of EU law into our domestic law,…

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