Derek Vaughan MEP

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Does the EU interfere too much in UK law?

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No, the House of Commons Library calculated that from 1997-2009, 6.8 % of Primary Legislation and 14.1% of secondary legislation was part of the implementation of E.U obligations. Laws are not "imposed" by Brussels but agreed by UK Government ministers in the Council and MEPs in the European Parliament. The European Union only has full legislative powers in certain areas - for example the single market, competition policy, agriculture and fisheries and therefore it's actually quite difficult for the EU to "meddle" in UK law.

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