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Repeal Bill: This is not what “control” looks like

Nor how democracy should work

By Jolyon Maugham  

Brexit Secretary David Davis. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

To those in the legal profession, Lord Denning’s reputation is in gentle decline. To literary critics, however, he remains one of the greats. Here is what he wrote, back in 1974, about European law:

“The Treaty [of Rome] does not touch any of the matters which concern solely England and the people in it. These are still governed by English law. They are not affected by the Treaty. But when we come to matters with a European element, the Treaty…

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