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The EU and the NHS: the long arm of Brussels

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.
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