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30 April 2014

Elections For European Parliament Will Be Held On 22 May 2014

Voters will choose 73 MEPs in 11 multi-member regional constituencies.

Full details here :
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-27142516

And full list of candidates here :
http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2014/

You need to be on the electoral register to vote! But don't worry if you're not! It is quick and easy ... You have until May 6th to register. Download a simple form and post it back.

26 April 2014

What Are EU's Legal Competences? The Facts About The Impact Of The EU On The UK


Many people in the EU seem to be concerned about the impact of the EU on their national legislation. Here in a nutshell, are the rules as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty.

These rules define the areas where the EU can legislate, where it can't, and where it shares competences with the Member States.

European Union law is a body of treaties, law and court judgements which operates alongside the legal systems of the European Union's member states.

The Treaty of Lisbon (The Treaty on the Function of the European Union TFEU) clarifies the division of competences between the European Union (EU) and Member States.

THE THREE MAIN TYPES OF COMPETENCE

24 April 2014

Why Do Ukip Feel The Need To Lie? The 75% EU Law Myth Exposed

This is a poster just released by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) for the 2014 European Election campaign.

Truth, lie or a genuine mistake?
The issue of how many of UK laws are generated in Brussels has always been a contentious one.  Just after the second Clegg-Farage debate in early April, UKIP's official Youtube channel uploaded a video titled 'Facts':

Screenshot of Youtube video, now removed.

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