Yesterday we had two reminders of how far the EU's power reaches into the workings of member states. In this case, we're talking about the National Health Service.MPs debated the impact of the Working Time Directive on the NHS - an issue we looked at here.Charlotte Leslie MP, who organised the debate, sums up the problems in an article in the Times this morning: "Doctors warn that the European Working Time Directive, which limits medics to working a 48-hour week, is having a devastating effect on patients’ treatment, doctors’ training and the expertise of future consultants.
The European Parliament last night threatened to veto a landmark deal on the next EU budget unless Britain and other member states agree to increase it by billions.During a stormy session, leading members of the Brussels Parliament ... Read Post
Whitehall civil servants have started to work on plans to repatriate powers from the EU, according to new reports. The efforts come as a result of Government promises to reclaim powers from Brussels in the wake of Monday's Tory back... Read Post