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The EU doesn’t weaken UK parliamentary democracy as much as Leavers have you believe

Winzen, Thomas (2016) The EU doesn’t weaken UK parliamentary democracy as much as Leavers have you believe. LSE Brexit (23 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

For many advocates of a Brexit, the principle of ‘returning powers to Westminster’ is sacrosanct. They point out that parliamentary debate subjects legislation to proper domestic scrutiny in a way that is impossible in Brussels and Strasbourg. Yet, argues Thomas Winzen, Britain’s opt-outs and the considerable parliamentary time already devoted to EU-related questions suggest that the Commons is not being sidelined. In addition, should Britain vote to leave, the resulting trade deals and bilateral negotiations would be largely thrashed out behind the scenes. On balance, Brexit poses a greater threat to the Commons’ relevance than does a Remain vote.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 15:24
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 23:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73059

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