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Parliament Needs to Become More Pro-Active on Europe by georgeinwashington
November 6, 2007, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Britain and Europe | Tags: , , , ,

The problem over the democratic deficit in Brussels is as much to do with Parliament’s lack of scrutiny as it is with anything else. The public should understand that Parliament has the opportunity to scrutinize all EU legislation, something it simply isn’t doing right now.


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You are absolutely right, George, at least as far as the House of Commons is concerned (the House of Lords has had a related committee that has done some fine work at times, not least when our own Geoff Tordoff was in charge). I would like to see a situation far more like that which exists in Denmark, where the parliament gets to scrutinise EU legislation as it is formed. I hope that the party will incorporate such matters into the 2009 LibDem Euro-manifesto, whoever the candidates may be!

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