In 2008, I took part in a trip to visit the Brussels institutions. We saw the Parliament, Council of Ministers, some NGOs and of course the Commission. While at the Commission, one enthusiastic official quite openly stated that they were preparing tax harmonisation plans. ...continue reading
Many of the amendments to the EU Repeal Bill are simply ridiculous – though that is not surprising when one looks at their sponsors.
We are extremely proud to announce the election of Sir William Cash as Chair of The European Scrutiny Committee. He was elected on the first meeting of the Committee (following the General elections) on 1 November 2017.
Sir William has held office in the European Scrutiny Committee since 1998 and was first elected as Chair on 8 September 2010. Since then, he was re-elected as Chair in July 2015 and served as Chairman until the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017 (when the Committee ceased to exist). He has now been re-elected Chair for the third time in a row. We warmly congratulate him on this consecutive and well-deserved achievement.
An amendment tabled by Plaid Cymru, Green, and SNP MPs calls for repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act to only be legal with the consent of the devolved legislatures.
It is highly notable that not a single Labour MP supported this motion! The very party that so ...continue reading