Theresa May has been urged to echo Clement Attlee’s ‘radical’ post-war government
This will also convert the whole of EU legislation into UK law on the day of the UK’s exit from the bloc, with MPs then being able to decide which laws to scrap and which to keep.
Hailing how Britain will be put “fully in control of our own destiny for the first time in 40 years”, Mr Penrose called on ministers to copy Clement Attlee’s Labour government in the years after the Second World War by reshaping Britain “for decades to come”.
The former Cabinet Office minister highlighted agriculture, fishing and immigration as part of the UK’s “once-in-a-generation chance to leave a mark for our grandchildren; to set the framework of a new and better Britain; to define the structures and social settlement of our country for decades to come”.
He added: “The post-war Attlee government did it, setting up the NHS and the welfare state, and we can do the same in our time now.”
The post-war Attlee government did it, setting up the NHS and the welfare state, and we can do the same in our time now
Fund manager Gina Miller, who last year led a court battle against the Prime Minister’s ability to trigger Article 50 without Parliament’s approval, has threatened fresh legal action over the Government’s proposed use of Henry VIII powers.
She recently accused Theresa May of “ acting like an medieval power-crazed monarch”.
But Mr Penrose described Remainers’ objections as “tosh” describing how it would take the best part of a year of Parliament sitting 24 hours a day to debate every single change to EU law required by Brexit.