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Has Conservative policy towards ECJ power over crime and policing changed?The chaos of yesterday’s ‘vote’ or ‘non vote’ on the European Arrest Warrant has obscured a number of things. Not only have the 10 actual measures been waved through, withou…

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The Government – particularly the Tory wing of it – talks a very good game on the urgent need to strengthen the role of national parliaments in EU decision-making.The UK Government (rightly) wants to negotiate a “red card” for national parliaments for …

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Aspiration or reality?Alex Salmond has today claimed that an independent Scotland’s (iScotland) EU membership terms could “be finalised in 18 months” i.e by March 2016. There is an obvious political reason for wishing to play down the disruption caused…

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Open Europe’s Christopher Howarth has written the following article for Conservative Home: On Monday MPs will be asked to vote on the Coalition’s policy to opt out of 127 EU crime and policing measures and then opt back into 35 of them, including vir…

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