Government needs to publish Brexit legislation – Chambers

Published on: 22 January 2019

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Brexit Lisa Chambers TD has called on the Government to publish the Brexit legislation that is required in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Deputy Chambers said, “There are now only 26 Dáil sitting days until the 29th March; this should bring  the very tight time frame to ensure that we have the necessary legislation in place in the event of a no-deal Brexit into sharp focus.

“Several other countries including France and Germany have already published draft legislation and Ireland is behind the curve in terms of our preparedness in this regard. Given that we are the member state that stands to be most affected by a no deal Brexit the government must ensure that we are sufficiently prepared for such a scenario.

“The reality is that there is very little time to get this right and I am calling on the government to publish this Bill as soon as possible in order to give opposition parties the opportunity to examine this legislation and to have an input into it. It is in all of our interests to ensure that this piece of legislation is robust and protects Ireland in as much as is feasibly possible from the fall out of what potentially is a catastrophic no-deal Brexit.

“Time is limited and the government must publish this legislation and let us as elected parliamentarians and legislators get on with the job”.

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