Brexit repeal bill turns back 'on a system of laws that influenced and became the fabric' of UK society

By Hélaine Lefrançois

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The publication on Thursday of the British conservative government’s “European Union (Withdrawal) Bill” immediately prompted a fierce reaction from opposition parties, with the Labour Party making clear it would oppose the text in its current form and Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron warning the government that its passage through parliament “will be hell”.