The U.K. government has published a draft bill that will end 40-years of European Union ties – the so-called Repeal Bill.
This is a key step to take the U.K. out of the EU and avoid legal chaos. But it's certain to raise much political controversy.
The publication of the bill takes place 24 hours after the EU's chief negotiator raised questions about London's readiness to negotiate. Michel Barnier asked the U.K. government to clarify its position on key areas such as the exit bill and the border with Ireland ahead of the second round of talks due Monday. Instead, the U.K. government has published three papers on judicial proceedings, nuclear materials and privileges.
CNBC takes a look at what's seen as the most comprehensive rewriting of the U.K.'s laws ever.