LONDON, ENGLAND .- The United Kingdom will transfer all European legislation to the British legal framework to regain control of the laws through an act that will end with the «supremacy of European law».
Secretary of State for the «Brexit» David Davies said that to ensure a smooth transition UK will adopt European legislation and will later revoke or amend it.
European legislation is estimated to contain 12,000 laws including guidelines and regulations, although some press reports estimate up to 20,000.
«By leaving the European Union we will do it in such a way that we have the same standards and rules as the rest of the EU member countries,» Davies said in parliament.
The so-called «The Great Repeal Bill» pretends as its name does not recognize the European Communities Act of 1972 which gives legal powers to the European Union.
The conservative government minister said that the jurisdiction will be transferred to the judges in the United Kingdom and the laws will stop being made in Luxembourg.
The law that will have to be passed by both chambers of parliament is a step towards regaining «the sovereignty we ceded in 1972,» Davies said.
Legislation includes workers’ rights, environmental issues, human rights and the regulation of financial services.
The government and parliament will have the titanic task of converting the European laws into national ones and of «to amend, to replace, to repeal or to adapt» the legislation to the domestic needs.
Davis recognized that some laws will not work properly and the necessary corrections will be made once they have definitively left the block of nations.
The British government is looking for a «calm and orderly» Brexit and avoiding legal limbo once the European Union exit negotiations, estimated for March 2019, are concluded.
Among the guidelines published this day by the government is to ignore the European Communities Act of 1972, to convert European legislation into British laws and to allow Members to adapt, alter or derogate European legislation from 2019.