Idiot is idiot

Labour will today unveil plans to frustrate Brexit by scrapping the Tories’ Great Repeal Bill, raising the prospect of a second European Union referendum.

Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Exiting the EU secretary, will commit Labour to a new EU Rights and Protections Bill to ensure there is no change to workers’ rights, consumer rights or environmental protections.

Err, that’s what the Great Repeal Bill does. Enshrines all of those protections in British law.

Jeez, did we really have an idiot as DPP?

17 thoughts on “Idiot is idiot”

  1. Given that the “Great Repeal” bit is actually the exact opposite of what it’s supposed to do, I can see anyone who just reads the label being confused like that.

  2. The Starmtrooper is pure ZaNu scum. He was at the core of Yewtree and its antics and their is no hell deep or agonising enough for him.

    If ZaNu wins it would happen only as an act of national suicide.

    What is Corbyn’s election plan? Showing the voters the colossal bucket of socialist shite he will make them eat if they vote for him?

  3. You do have to wonder at the intellectual capacity – or otherwise – of some people. We’ve triggered Article 50, we’re leaving Nothing any saboteurs do now will change that – in just under 2 years we’ll be out of the EU.
    It looks like some people want to be real cnuts and screw things up so we leave with a worse deal than we could have got – here is yet another example of said group of cnuts.

  4. Should get Labour a lot of support from the Remainers.
    My reading- Farron is pitching for remain votes, in the hope of growing his party (he knows he can’t win). A lot of those votes are coming from Labour. Labour wants them back, and seem to be prioritising this over retaining the “blue collar” vote.
    They are between a rock and a hard place as the different worldviews of their blue collar and academic wings increasingly diverge.

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Given that the “Great Repeal” bit is actually the exact opposite of what it’s supposed to do, I can see anyone who just reads the label being confused like that.”

    Indeed. They thought they were being oh so clever giving it that name to appease the window licking portion of UKIP whilst they smuggle through all those EU regulations and turn them in to primary legislation. Its now come back to bite them and they have a lot of explaining to do, not least why they tried to con the British people.

  6. These days it probably would make more sense to have a conservative/’liberal’ democrat axis, with the worker’s socialist party as the third player. Just not that many people working down t’pit any more.

    But people will still vote for a whippet with a red rosette, as they say.

  7. It would be interesting to know what those on this blog believe would be a genuine, practical alternative the The Great Repeal Bill (and no, hiding away in a toilet isn’t an answer; it just makes toy the leader of Ukip). There simply isn’t the time completely to repeal AND REPLACE those laws before we leave. So they need to be in domestic law first, then they can be replaced.

  8. Bloke in North Dorset


    I don’t dispute that we need to incorporate those regulations first and then sort them out. I’d just like some political and intellectual honesty in the process.

    Oh, and it makes a mockery of all those who claimed that we weren’t inundated by laws and regulations from Brussels.

  9. The Great Repeal Bill enshrines EU law in UK law. The UK can then change those laws. Labour doesn’t want to change them but instead of leaving them alone it drafts a law to say the laws won’t/can’t be changed!?! Pointless gesture..

  10. “Jeez, did we really have an idiot as DPP?”

    Well the name “Keir” was a big giveaway, even before he Came Out.

  11. What is needed is a “Dustbin” or Recycle Bin where laws can be thrown and become powerless until they can be repealed or altered to suit.

  12. The pragmatic need to incorporate existing EU law on Brexit and then sort it out later is obvious, otherwise there will be uncertainty and chaos in 2019. But:—
    It should contain a list of things that will be repealed on day-one of Brexit. Over the next two years that list should grow as negotiations either reach agreement or revert to a default no-deal position.
    The (provisional) incorporation of EU rules should be open to challenge and appeal. That is, by default this EU law becomes UK law, but there is a specific right of appeal by which it may be overturned simply because it was only EU law and not confirmed by parliament or the common law as UK law.

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