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Davis Warns of Chaotic Brexit If Lawmakers Block U.K. Bill

  • EU bill set for key vote on Monday, opposed by Labour and SNP
  • Tory dissenters plan to seek amendments to bill later
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Brexit Bill Seeks EU Legislation Link to U.K. Law

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Brexit Secretary David Davis warned U.K. lawmakers that if they block a key piece of domestic legislation on Monday, it may lead to a “chaotic” departure from the European Union.

In a statement ahead of the vote, Davis rejected accusations that the government has launched a power grab with its European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which seeks to copy EU law and enshrine it in domestic legislation. The draft law contains so-called Henry VIII powers that allow ministers to make changes to existing laws, bypassing normal scrutiny by Parliament.