Are the constitutional principles under threat?

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It is said that the passage of the European Communities Act (1972) undermined parliamentary sovereignty. This is because the Act incorporated the Treaty of Rome (1957) into UK law, thereby giving European law precedence over UK statute where the 2 are in conflict. Eurosceptics fear that the extension of qualified majority voting in the council of ministers further reduces the UK Parliament's ability to prevent European-wide policies being…


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