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Some more from us on the referendum lock…On Conservative Home, Open Europe chairman Lord Leach argues in favour of tweaking the EU Bill to strengthen democratic controls over the key areas of EU law that we’ve highlighted.We also have a piece on the …

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MPs will today vote on the first part of the EU Bill – the so-called sovereignty clause, which stipulates that EU law exists only by virtue of an Act of Parliament. Some Tory MPs have opposed this clause on grounds that the explanatory notes of the Bil…

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How important is Clause 18?

Is Cameron facing defeat over the EU Bill tomorrow? Some have flagged up that prospect though we suspect the Bill will see it through tomorrow’s debate in the Commons unscathed (backbench Tory MPs have differing priorities, Labour MPs are a bit all ove…

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Power to the Parliament

Open Europe has just hosted a debate on the Coalition Government’s proposed ‘referendum lock’ with Europe Minister David Lidington. A write-up and recording of the event will be put on our events page shortly. But in the meantime, two thoughts:A point …

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