The impact of membership of the EU on the constitution

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EU laws are superior to UK laws. In any conflict between EU and UK law, EU law prevails.
The Factortame case, Spanish fishermen went to the European Court of Justice after being told they could not fish in English waters. The UK legislation had to be removed because it was incompatible with EU law.
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Appeals based on EU law are heard in senior British courts, but final appeals may go to the European Court of Justice.
1993 case, Regina versus International Stock Exchange, by Lord Bingham.
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Parliament has surrendered sovereignty to the EU in certain policy areas through treaties. In these areas, sovereignty is pooled.
Fishing regulation is an area of pooled sovereignty
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Parliamentary sovereignty has not been permanently lost as the UK can leave the EU.
The Conservatives have promised a 2015 referendum to leave the EU
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Appeals based on EU law are heard in senior British courts, but final appeals may go to the European Court of Justice.

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1993 case, Regina versus International Stock Exchange, by Lord Bingham.

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Parliament has surrendered sovereignty to the EU in certain policy areas through treaties. In these areas, sovereignty is pooled.

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Parliamentary sovereignty has not been permanently lost as the UK can leave the EU.

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