During the transition period will the European Court of Justice be able to veto or change any UK laws?

Published: 19th Dec 2018

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The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) powers will continue in the UK during the proposed transition period. This period will come into effect after we leave the EU next March, if a withdrawal agreement has been agreed, and is set to last until the end of 2020 (but can be extended by one or two years).

If UK laws were found by the ECJ to be going against or breaking laws laid down by the EU during the transition period, then these would have to be either interpreted in the light of those EU laws or taken off the books altogether.

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