Re: Cue the Mobile companies
They won't have to lobby for it to be revoked, if May's blather about leaving the single market comes to fruition.
It works like this:
May claims that the existing acquis - all the regulations, laws, customs and the like of the EU and the single market - will be translated into UK law in the "great repeal bill" - a farce on its face - on the assumption that it would allow the UK to continue to operate under the same regulatory regime as the EU, until such time as those laws are updated and replaced.
However, when the UK leaves the EU, any mutual recognition of those regulations etc ceases. Instantly. We can create animal passports and implement the roaming charge caps and the like, but they wouldn't be recognised in the EU. Nor would EU compliance with regulations be recognised in the UK. The end result is that UK companies would be able to impose roaming charges on customers travelling abroad as they always have, because the Community-oriented wording of the regulations would render them effectively meaningless in the context of an independent United Kingdom, and EU-based companies would be able to impose roaming charges on citizens visiting the UK, just as roaming charges have not been capped on EU citizens travelling outside the EU.
Net result: no need to lobby.
In every single regulatory area you dare to look, this same problem will arise: the regulations are worded to apply to members of the single market (which would be EU+EEA+EFTA) and by definition would not apply outside of that context. We can't enforce compliance of the EU with our regulatory regimes without mutual recognition, which is a function of the treaties implementing the single market, and as we would not be a member of the single market, the regulations so worded would no longer apply here either. Re-writing the entire acquis to apply to the UK only would be an impossible task in two years, and would still not solve the problem of mutual recognition.
May had a sensible course before her: join the EFTA, remain in the EEA, use that position as a transitional space to negotiate long-term disentanglement from the EU. There would be continuity and minimal disruption to our economy, we would no longer be under the aegis of the ECJ and would be free of the customs union, and there would be no need for grandstanding bills with the word "Great" in the name...
I suppose that's the problem. Politicians are egomaniacs to a fault. Give them a chance to get a "Great Reform Bill" or "Great Repeal Bill" or "Great Steaming Turd Bill (2017)" with their name attached and they'll strip naked, swing on the chandeliers and and firebomb their own children to enact it before you can say "rational debate".