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Inside Europe we are part of what will be a world power The national sovereignty we lose is more than made good by a share of the much larger sovereignty which we get from participation in Europe Michael Heseltine The 1986 Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty can be seen as further reducing Britains sovereignty Nugent Britain has been a full member of the EEC and later the EU since 1972 By joining such an organisation it enjoys the benefits of a Common Market across Europe but surrenders some of its political sovereignty to the precedence of European Law over Domestic Law Indeed Britains political sovereignty has unquestionably suffered a great deal due to its membership of Europe In 1975 Tony Benn wrote a letter to his constituents underlying the major worries of EEC membership Firstly he said that the Community subjects us to laws and taxes which British government is powerless to amend or repeal and they are passed by people not elected by the British electorate Furthermore he described how the EEC requires British courts to enforce laws that have not necessarily been supported by the British Parliament and that Parliament does not have the power to change these laws even if they conflict with existing common or statute law To add to this British membership imposes duties and constraints upon British governments This means that ministers have to discharge many of their duties and those that take them over are not accountable to British Parliament or public Basically the EEC can use the British parliament as a layer of insulation separating them from the British people They therefore have no duty to remedy the grievances of the British people as they are not accountable to them Whilst Tony Benn presents an extreme example of Euro-scepticism it is indisputable
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