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In Parliament this afternoon, David Cameron gave his statement on last week’s EU summit, followed by questions from MPs. The debate was a bit all over the place if we’re to be perfectly honest, with the 2.9% increase to the EU’s 2011 budget dominating….

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This could be interesting

Do you remember all that talk about how national parliaments would be strenghtened under the Lisbon Treaty (something which the pro-Lisbon camp continuously banged on about, presenting it as a ‘fact’, when in reality it’s anything but)?We’ve looked at …

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We are where we are

The phrase “we are where we are” was oft repeated in this evening’s debate in the House of Commons – but sadly for many MPs it seems that ‘where we are’ was anywhere other than the Green benches judging by the numbers in attendance.While a Hans…

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Left waiting

It seems that the lack of scrutiny for Parliament since the Lisbon Treaty came into effect is not restricted to the SWIFT agreement. Documents from the European Scrutiny Committee point that three additional measures have been limited to only four week…

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