Tuesday, August 16

460 new laws made in 6 weeks.

Christoper Booker reported in The Sunday Telegraph last Sunday that while The Prime Minister and most of Her Majesty's Ministers are on holiday, our legislators are as tireless as ever.
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A 47-page document from the European Parliament circulated by the UK Independence Party lists more than 460 directives, regulations and decisions issued by Brussels in the six weeks since Mr Blair took over the EU presidency on July 1.
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The total of new laws and recommendations issued since that date, including those that did not come before the EU Parliament, amounts to more than 1,000.
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These range from regulations setting refunds due on the export of egg yolks and on "the issue of import licences for frozen thin skirt of bovine animals" to new guidelines on how EU member states must run their economies.
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Another sets up the European Security and Defence College, designed to train the officers of the EU's future armed forces.
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As Euro-MP Roger Knapman, the leader of UKIP, reminds us, "Our Parliament in Westminster cannot amend these 1,000 new laws in any way". Our MPs and ministers may as well stay on holiday forever.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I know I am way behind but isn't this sort of like legislation without representation? I mean to have that many laws or rules, regulations set up without a lot of imput would just be too confusing for me. I mean really! a refund on egg yolks? PLEASE!