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Post-Brexit proposals mean 2,400 laws could disappear, lawyers warn

Laws from EU era, including equal pay and workers’ rights, may be poorly redrafted or accidentally repealed

Leading lawyers have sounded the alarm over proposals for post-Brexit legislation that could result in 2,400 laws disappearing overnight – including a ban on animal testing for cosmetics, workers’ rights and environmental protections.

Swathes of laws including equal pay for men and women, pension rights for same-sex married couples, food standards and aviation safety rules could accidentally disappear or be redrafted poorly, they warn.

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