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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Federalism or sovereignty?

Federalism or sovereignty?

Within this article from the Daily Mail "Now will Cameron seize this chance to show he's a true Tory?", I have pulled out the following quote:

"Ken Clarke must rethink his approach to letting more prisoners out of jail — otherwise Cameron should find a new Justice Secretary who will.

The same goes for the Government’s craven attitude towards Europe. Cameron should quickly draw up a plan to reclaim powers Britain has lost to Brussels. This would stop us having to put up with ludicrous rulings such as the one by the European Court which has ordered that murderers and rapists should be given the vote

Every country that has signed up to the Council of Europe and/or the European Union has surrendered some national sovereignty, power, if you like, for the common good in a unified Europe. Part of paying this price is that they have agreed that some decisions will be made by the supranational as opposed to the national power. I cannot see Europe allowing the UK to be both part of the United States of Europe and a totally independent state at the same time. In other words, the UK cannot both have its cake and eat it.

I would like to see an end to the hypocrisy of UK representatives saying one thing in Strasbourg and Brussels, and another thing back home in the UK.

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