Over 70% of new UK law affecting local councils originates from Brussels. New issues on the horizon include: continuing measures to combat recession, new rules to guide shared services, safeguarding social services, new rules for structural funds, climate change.OK, it is caveated heavily by reference to local Government, but given that HMG has been coming out with the fiction of 9.1% between 1998 and 2005 it is still a major admission.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
So 70% of our laws do come from Brussels
This has been a long time coming, and though it is a small (but expensive) organisation I think that its admission is all the more pertient for that.