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How to make the EU more democratic

By Andrew Tyrie  
The European Parliament

The European Parliament in Strasbourg: are Brits bored of it?

British negotiators are seeking to hammer out a mutually acceptable deal with Brussels and other EU states ahead of the forthcoming membership referendum. Andrew Tyrie has submitted a proposal which, he argues, would enable Britain and other states more control over what EU policy applies to them, more freedom from the centre of the union, and more democratic accountability, without requiring treaty change. He suggests inserting a new body to scrutinise legislation and restore some power over decision making to national parliaments. 

Tyrie’s idea might, in theory,…

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