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Keir Starmer Tears Apart David Davis's Brexit Bill, Calls It 'Extraordinary Power Grab'

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07/09/2017 16:26 | Updated 08 September 2017

Keir Starmer has demonstrated how the Great Repeal Bill would effectively give the Government power over virtually every aspect of the lives of British citizens.

The Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary and QC branded the proposed Conservative legislation a “huge power grab” by ministers that would “reduce MPs to spectators”.

In a speech that forensically dissected David Davis’s Bill detailing how Britain will leave the EU, the former Director of Public Prosecutions described the use of so-called ‘Henry VIII powers’ as “extraordinary in their scope”

Starmer outlined how two clauses in the bill in its present form would give incredibly broad and sweeping powers to ministers that would not be subject to Parliamentary approval.

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