Following on from Liberal Democrat warnings that the passage of the Great Repeal Bill would be ‘hell’ and the government’s release of the bill, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:
“The government are facing a parliamentary version of guerrilla warfare that resembles the days of the Maastricht Treaty.
“But this debate is not just a quagmire for the government, it is also a political nightmare that could end Theresa May’s premiership. This bill might keep a few restless people on the Tory backbenches from looking around for her replacement for a couple of months, but it has all the hallmarks of someone in office but not in power.
"I am keen to work across party lines with opposition parties of all shades to find common ground.
“These vital protections, enshrined in European law, from workers’ rights to the environment, matter and we will defend them to the hilt.”