Thursday, 18 July 2013

Government opts out of over a hundred EU measures

This week saw a significant step in the improvement of our relationship with Europe as Theresa May, the Home Secretary, announced an opt out from multiple EU Criminal Justice measures - meaning our parliamanet has control not a European one. There have been many meetings and discussions to agree the way ahead and the Coalition have taken a good step forward on a united basis.
It means that the Commons did approve the all important opt out from the 133 measures. The wording on future opt ins allows Parliament to scrutinise draft proposals, offer advice, and in due course have a vote on any measures the government does wish to opt into. In the interim the the Select Committees will now get to work on whether some opt ins are desirable.