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UK govt warns of Brexit chaos if lawmakers don't back bill

AP  |  London 

Britain's minister for leaving the European Union says Brexit will descend into chaos if lawmakers don't approve a bill designed to lay the legislative groundwork for the country's exit.

Lawmakers are voting on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which aims to convert some 12,000 laws and regulations into domestic statute when leaves the bloc in March 2019.

Brexit Secretary David Davis says "a vote against this bill is a vote for a chaotic exit from the European Union. The British people didn't vote for confusion and neither should Parliament."

Critics say the bill gives the worrying powers to change laws without the parliamentary scrutiny usually needed to make or amend legislation.

Lawmakers are debating the bill today with a vote due early tomorrow.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 15:42 IST