The following article is the main reason I decided to post my today's rant:
What are Henry VIII powers? How Theresa May will use 'infamous' clauses to rewrite EU law
By Alice Foster (published Thu, Mar 30, 2017
HENRY VIII powers will allow civil servants and ministers to change EU law without much parliamentary scrutiny before Brexit Day.
Prof Barnard, a senior fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, said it was a paradox because Brexit supporters voted to restore parliamentary sovereignty.
"People who voted to leave the EU thought they were taking back powers back to Parliament, to Westminster," she said during a briefing at King’s College London.
"What they didn’t think they would be doing is taking powers back to the executive - to the civil service, to the Government - over which there will be very little parliamentary scrutiny."
The huge volume of corrections needed to EU law mean that it would be impossible for each change to be done by Acts of Parliaments.
To solve the problem, the Great Repeal Bill White Paper published today said that the bill will "create powers to make secondary legislation".
It said: "The Great Repeal Bill will provide a power to correct the statute book, where necessary, to rectify problems occurring as a consequence of leaving the EU. "