Local MP backs Sovereignty Law
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, has given his full backing to a new move that will protect Britain’s sovereignty in Europe.
The change in the law, which was announced by Foreign Secretary William Hague, will be included in an EU bill to be introduced into Parliament this year.
Andrew said: “I am very pleased that we are taking this step to establish the position of the British Parliament as the overriding authority over what happens in Britain. Without this step, there is the danger that the EU would end up imposing laws on us whether the British people or their elected representatives in Parliament agreed with them or not.”
The Coalition Agreement committed the Government to examine the case for a UK Sovereignty Bill to make it clear that ultimate authority in Britain remains with Parliament.
Mr Hague said the clause would be included in the European Union Bill to place the control of the British Parliament on the statute book for the first time.
It will make clear that EU law only takes effect in the UK through the European Communities Act 1972, which Parliament may amend or repeal.