‘Brexit bonfire is all important!’ Sunak shamed over plot to delay axing EU laws

The Bill, which passed its latest Commons hurdle this week, paves the way for a bonfire of EU law retained after Brexit.

However Mr Sunak and new Business Secretary Grant Shapps are yet to decide whether to stick to the 2023 deadline.

Under the Bill, the date could be pushed back to 2026 if necessary.

Downing Street said: “As it stands, it’s 2023. It’s too early to say.”

During the Tory leadership race over the summer, Mr Sunak pledged to “review or repeal” the more than 2,000 pieces of EU law still on the UK statute book. However, that target will reportedly not be met.