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>> The European Union.>> Secretary British lawmakers are debating a bill that aims to deliver on the Brexiteer's promise of independence from Brussels.>> So much for taking back control.>> Yeah.>> But Labor's Brexit spokesman is among those to say it might just hand too much power to ministers instead.
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>> The EU withdrawal bill aims to end the supremacy of EU law, converting it into UK legislation. Opposition parties call it a power grab by government that overrides parliamentary oversight, and some Conservatives agree.>> And if the government isn't going to move in the next two days of debate well I think we may have to force it to go back to the drawing board and try again.
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>> Yeah.>> On Thursday, the government represented by Brexit Secretary David Davis, gave this defense, and that rowdy exchanges.>> This is not aimed to change law, this aims to maintain, it's primarily technical in that respect, and aims to maintain the laws that we currently have.>> The first vote will take place Monday and would only take a few rebels to defeat the government.
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Prime Minister Theresa May's been short of the majority since June's election and dependent on support from some Northern Island lawmakers. Next up the unelected House of Lords will have their say and picture the process this law will unleash. Some 40 years of EU rules being reinterpreted for the UK and only about 18 months to go before exit day.
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Meanwhile, the real debate between the UK and the EU is gathering pace. The back and forth between negotiators David Davis and Michel Barnier so far producing few solutions but plenty of barbs. On Thursday, Barnier shot down Britain's position on Northern Ireland.>> And the UK wants to use Ireland as a kind of test case for the future EU/UK custom relations, this will not happen.
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>> Just the latest rejection for the government's Brexit efforts, and more seem likely to come both across the aisle and across the English Channel.