Taking back control of our money, our borders, our laws, our trade – making our union stronger, trade deals across the world, biggest transformation of infrastructure, electric cars and planes, new gene therapies (eugenics?). Social care of the aged to be provided. A new golden age.
BORIS Johnson has promised a “new golden age” for Britain with his radical 10 year plan – delivered by the Queen in Parliament. Hitting the ground running after his huge election win, the PM promised Brits this afternoon “we owe you and we are going to deliver” in his mission to unite the country and deliver a brighter future. He promised he would get on right away with delivering Brexit, then introducing fresh laws to crack down on foreign spies, terrorists, and preventing another Grenfell tragedy from ever happening again.
Her Majesty came to officially re-open Parliament again this morning just two months after she last did so, but it was a more slimmed down affair with less pomp and ceremony. The package was dominated by the Tories’ manifesto promises on the NHS, crime and education. And the first of Boris’ bumper package of bills will be the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which was published this afternoon. Addressing the Commons today he said: “This is the moment to repay the trust of those who sent us here. Read more Boris Johnson promises ‘new golden age’ for Britain with his radical Queen’s Speech and 10 year blueprint https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1058439…
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BORIS Johnson plans to give British judges the power to overturn EU court rulings in his landmark Brexit bill.
The PM has vowed to ensure Britain “take back control of our laws” with lower courts given the power to ditch European Courts of Justice rulings.
TAKING BACK CONTROL
Mr Johnson’s move is set to divide the cabinet when MPs vote on the bill on Friday, The Times reported today.
And Boris’ spokesperson confirmed the news earlier.
They said: “The bill will ensure that the Supreme Court is not the only institution able to consider the European Court of Justice rulings.
“This is an important change, which will ensure that we do not face a legal bottleneck and inadvertently stay bound by EU rulings for many years.
“We will take back control of our laws and disentangle ourselves from the EU’s legal order, as was promised to the British people.”
Under previous arrangements Theresa May’s administration said the UK would transfer all existing European Union case law into British law after Brexit.
This meant only the Supreme Court in England and the High Court of Judiciary in Scotland could depart from EU case law.
To allow courts other than the Supreme Court to depart from the decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU in relation to transposed EU law would cause very considerable legal uncertainty.
Lord Pannick QC
But under Mr Johnson’s legislation British courts will be able make decisions on EU case law on issues including holiday entitlement, sick leave, maximum working hours, VAT and flight compensation.
But the plan is not universally backed by ministers and it is expected to face opposition from the Lords.
Lord Pannick QC, who represented Remainer lawyer Gina Miller in Supreme Court case to block Brexit, told The Times: “To allow courts other than the Supreme Court to depart from the decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU in relation to transposed EU law would cause very considerable legal uncertainty.”
Mr Johnson’s bill has also been reworked to “legally prohibit” any extension of the Brexit transition period which then follows beyond the end of 2020.
The option of an extension was originally included to allow talks to continue on a new free trade agreement if – as many expect – they have not been concluded by the end of the year.