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NHS working hours protections in doubt over 'Brexit'

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Any EU law is ratified by Parliament and therefore part of UK law. For such laws to be removed from UK law following EU-exit, they can only be done so by Parliament. Anything ratified by Parliament is now part of the UK. It does not matter if you are part of the EU. The question now, therefore, is what laws do we want to keep and what to forego? To retain any employment rights that are seen as vulnerable to change, the relevant unions and bodies must lobby; they must also seek information from political parties and their MPs as to what their manifesto would be. As this process will take some years to complete, and that EU-laws remain British since having been ratified, is it necessary to worry in this way? Take your time to work out what the profession needs, then take your point forward whilst the situation is not in immediate trouble. Why would people think EU law, having been ratified by Parliament into UK law, would cease with exit? Further EU-laws will not apply after a certain point. This is a basic understanding of law and democracy, surely? This issue has been discussed recently and regularly. Breathe, please.

Posted date

25 June, 2016

Posted time

0:37 am

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