Brexit betrayal as ‘just one in five retained EU laws to be scrapped’

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends Retained EU Law Bill

Just one in five retained EU laws will be scrapped in a Brexit bonfire by the end of the year, according to reports.

More than 4,000 Brussels-derived laws were facing the axe under the Retained EU Law Bill.

But the Telegraph reports that in a briefing to senior Conservative Eurosceptic MPs on Monday, Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch said that only 20 percent were likely to be ditched by December 31.

Former Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, who spearheaded the Bill during his time in Government, told the Express: “One of the reasons people voted for Brexit was to get rid of the Brussels’ bureaucracy.

“This Bill is the opportunity to scrap the rules that hold our economy back so I hope the Government will be more ambitious than these reports suggest.”

The Department for Business and Trade has been contacted for comment.


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