Commenting on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill’s passing at second reading, Richard Tice and John Longworth, Co-Chairmen of Leave Means Leave said:
“Tonight’s vote to pass the EU (Withdrawal) Bill at second reading is a step in the right direction, but we must still be vigilant against those who continue to frustrate or derail the Brexit process.
“The desire to regain control of British sovereignty is a key reason why many across the country voted to leave the EU. This Bill is merely the facilitator of that desire – transferring decades of EU rules and regulation into British law in a way that will provide certainty and continuity for business.
“The arguments of this Bill’s detractors are poor excuses for their continued bitterness at being on the wrong side of last June’s referendum result. After this Bill is passed, Parliament and its lawmakers will have the power to amend, repeal and improve the transferred laws as appropriate. After all, where were their complaints when, for decade after decade, the biro brushes of countless Brussels bureaucrats waltzed their way onto the British statute books?
“The British people will be watching Westminster’s politicians closely as this key piece of legislation inches through the parliamentary process – any attempt to hamper its progress will be seen by them as an almighty establishment stitch-up.”