Monday, 11 May 2009

Surprise Surprise

What can it be, what can it be?

(Click on the link my underlings).

Sneak a Peak...

Keith Hill (Streatham) (Lab): Is the right hon. Lady aware of the note from the Library that reveals that a maximum of 10 per cent. of the statutory instruments considered by the House originate in Europe? Can she offer the House the evidence she has for her assertion that 60 to 70 per cent. of our legislation originates in Europe?

Mrs. May: I am tempted to say to the right hon. Gentleman that I am happy to offer supporting evidence, but I am sure that some of my hon. Friends will also be happy to provide it.

Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells) (Con): The 50 per cent. estimate is an underestimate. It is more like 80 per cent.—at least, that was the conclusion of the Bundestag committee that examined this issue. It is not only statutory instruments that implement EU legislation: all EU regulations are implemented directly, without any implementing legislation, although that is done under the authority of this House. If we take into account the totality of statute and regulation, the figure is nearly 80 per cent., and my right hon. Friend was being characteristically modest and cautious in her estimate.
On another much funnier note.

Have a look at this from the Independent. We have the non-partisan party, the LibDems, and their leader Nick Clegg saying "Tories will 'turn Britain into safe-house for criminals', warns Clegg" by adopting an EU sceptic stance. Here is the funny part there is not one single comment that agrees with Clegg. What is more this always seems to happen when some dick head politician tries to demonise a party for being Eurosceptic they get the boot from the public.
Do not hope for a mandate Mr. Clegg.

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