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Cross-party MPs launch fightback against bill to tear up 4,000 EU laws

Amendment seeks to give MPs not ministers the power to decide which Brussels-derived laws are abolished

A cross-party group of MPs including Labour’s Stella Creasy and the Conservative former Brexit secretary David Davis are launching an attempt to rein in the EU retained law bill that threatens to let ministers abolish 4,000 laws derived from Brussels at the end of this year.

Creasy and Davis have put their names to an amendment that would give MPs, rather than ministers, the power to decide which laws are retained.

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