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Believe there's a legal challenge to our failure to leave the EU on the 29th March, as per an Act of Parliament, given the ascent of both Houses of Parliament.   The change of date to the 12th April, and now beyond hasn't been signed off by the House of Lords, and thus (it's claimed), is illegal.  Perhaps one of our legal eagle posters can advise ?

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Whilst not meeting your description I can tell you that a simple Google search shows that the House of Lords approved it by agreeing the motion "That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 March be approved." according to Hansard (the regulations concerned beng: a draft of The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019), at 1828 on the 27th March. The Regulations were then made at 1240 the following day, SI (2019/718). This had the effect of changing Exit Day for all UK law purposes. The date in international law had already changed because of a treaty change agreed by the UK Ambassador to the EU and the European Council.

On the face of it the claim is false.

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