On the new Times Brief website, Rachel Rothwell writes on the enormous task facing Parliament if the Great Repeal Act is to be fully scrutinised and implemented in time for a Brexit deal in 2019. 

The size and scope of the task is immense: there are thousands and thousands of regulations, directives and statutory instruments. The vast majority of these have not been digitised and instead exist in text books, therefore requiring lawyers to collate and analyse every page in order to properly scrutinize each one.  

This begs the question: if Brexit has to be implemented in under two years, what effect will this have on the legislature? Or will an implementation period be necessary after all?