Sovereignty effectively ceases on November 1st

Qualified Majority Voting supercedes UK Law on November 1st. This means the end of UK sovereignty in 43 areas. Where is the national debate in either the MSM, on blogs or on Twitter?

6 comments for “Sovereignty effectively ceases on November 1st

  1. mikebravo
    October 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Neither there nor here it seems.

  2. Mudplugger
    October 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

    UKIP is reported to be 13 points ahead in the latest Rochester by-election poll – maybe that’s where the real debate is being heard.

    • graham wood
      October 23, 2014 at 10:47 am


      I sincerely hope your “13 points” is correct in the light of the dire political crisis in powers ceded to the EU by our ‘Museum of democracy’
      I sent the following letter (for what its worth!) to some national and local newspapers. a few say that will print.

      “Central to Conservative party policy is to hold a referendum on UK membership of the EU in 2017 if returned to power, preceded by a re-negotiation process the result of which would be put before the electorate.

      But we are only a few short months before the General Election and as yet there is still no public information as to the areas of policy proposed for discussion apart from the single “immigration” issue.

      How then can the electorate make informed choices on which party to support when all three main parties remain silent as to their respective policies on specific areas of possible negotiation at this late stage in the electoral cycle?
      For example: Will Mr Cameron call for repatriation of the Common Agricultural or Fisheries policies? What about a national veto over the EU budget, or a substantial reduction of the £19 Billion we pay direct for EU membership, or a call for the UK to engage in bi-lateral trade agreements not permitted at present?

      So far there is nothing but a wall of silence from politicians in Westminster on these vital areas of policy.

      It is important therefore that a disclosure of policies by all political parties should be made very soon in order to open up public discussion – much as in the recent Scottish independence referendum which galvanised political debate north of the border and when all major policies concerned were fully explored and debated.

      Yours sincerely

  3. October 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Cheers for those.

  4. DaveK
    October 26, 2014 at 11:21 am


    I’m sure that I have read that members are entitled to “legacy rights” of the Treaty of Nice (?) until 31 March 2017. Something else is booked for that year, can’t remember what at the mo….

    Oh and isn’t one of the new QMV areas to do with a member leaving?

    • October 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Give me a day to check with those in the know. I’ll report back.

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