Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Why Can’t Britain Remove Burdens from Brussels?

Today, the Editor of The European Journal, James McConalogue, discusses the recent rejection of Clause 17 in Parliament and why Britain no longer seems able to remove burdens from Brussels. Read his article at Conservative Forum:

"It appears to be a bad day for British sovereignty when its own national parliament – after tabling Amendments, criticisms and Clauses for proposed Bills – has already decided on the submission of national sovereignty to foreign powers and proceeds with Amendments as a process of mere formality. Furthermore, that has been the disheartening predicament for parliamentary critics of EU integration within the House of Commons and Lords during the pro-European governments of the past thirty years. There has always been a healthy public opposition to further EU integration within Britain but …"

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