WEEKLY COMMENT 30-03-2017
By Barry Edwards
Just about everybody has made some comment about the implementation of article 50 and some have made suggestions about what should happen now. The reality is that this is a massive task and the only similar precedent for England and Wales was the separation of the English Church from Rome In 1534 by King Henry VIII. This is the reason why government ministers are considering using the same process used by King Henry to adopt EU rules and regulations into English law. There are 12,000 of these so it is not surprising the government is trying to find a shortcut for the process.