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The Great Repeal Bill—neither glorious nor democratic

Henry VIII clauses are as worrying as they sound

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  
Brexit Secretary David Davis smiles after Prime Minister Theresa May announced in the House of Commons, London, that she has triggered Article 50 © PA Images

Brexit Secretary David Davis smiles after Prime Minister Theresa May announced in the House of Commons, London, that she has triggered Article 50 © PA Images

The 1832 Great Reform Act is considered one of the central events in the development of our democracy (although its extension of the franchise was in fact small.) No doubt the 2017 Great Repeal Bill has been named with…

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