British Prime Minister Theresa May faces new challenges to her flagship Brexit law through parliament after lawmakers demanded changes only a day before parliament’s upper house begins to debate the legislation. The House of Lords Constitution Committee said in a report published today that the legislation to end Britain’s European Union membership has fundamental flaws, including ministerial powers it considers too sweeping.
The Lords committee expressed concern that the government will use the Brexit process to reshape EU laws without proper parliamentary scrutiny as they move into British law. It urged the government to reach agreement about which powers currently held in Brussels will return to Britain’s central government and which will be devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The legislation was cleared by the House of Commons this month and will come before the upper house- House of Lords tomorrow.