Jacob Rees-Mogg today forbade his fellow Remainer peers from preventing the burning of EU regulations.
The Retained EU Law Bill overcame its last Commons obstacles yesterday, prompting the former cabinet minister from the Conservative Party to speak out. The bill will now be sent to the Lords for further review.
According to the Bill, 4,000 EU-derived laws that are now on the books in the UK will be repealed by the end of the year unless they are expressly retained or replaced.
However, it is anticipated that the Bill would face strong resistance in the House of Lords.
Lord Adonis, a Labour lord who supports the UK’s re-entry into the EU, referred to the legislation today as the “worst poisoned pill of Brexit.”
He said: “The House of Lords now has a vitally important job to do with the EU Retained Law Bill.”
The Bill was pushed forward by Mr Rees-Mogg when he was in office. He described it as a “technical tidying up operation” but one of “great constitutional importance.”
The Labour Movement for Europe’s head, Stella Creasy, however, said that the Bill had “nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with an audacious ministerial power grab.”
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis also criticised the Bill as “not democratic,” in sharp contrast to his colleagues who share his euroscepticism.