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JSPES, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Winter 2009)
pp. 464-479

The United Kingdom and the European Union: A Struggle over Democracy

John Strafford

The Bruges Group, London

The author points out that for so long as Britain remains a member of the European Union (EU), the British Parliament is required to enact into law all decisions emanating from the European Union. The enactment of such laws now dominates legislation in the United Kingdom. This is important, he points out, not merely because this subordinates Britain to the decisions of the European Union, but also because the European Union is not a truly democratic organization.