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Monday, November 27, 2006

The EU Kills

Thanks to EU Referendum, I came across this excellent article; It's against the law for MPs to save lives.

Again and again, in the months of its (Road Safety Act) passage through Parliament, MPs of all parties came up with proposed additions to the Bill that might save lives. And repeatedly the transport minister, Stephen Ladyman, explained that, though he might be sympathetic to their suggestions, Parliament had no power to enact them because this would be in breach of EU law.
Because we have handed over this area of(in)competence to the EU, we cannot make changes in the law we think would be beneficial, for example:
Tory spokesman, Owen Paterson, put forward a proposal that might save scores of lives each year, by preventing motorists colliding at night with lorries that are inadequately lit.
But despite the moderate cost, and the proven effectiveness, the proposal had to be rejected. Which begs the question, what is the point of our representatives if they cannot pass laws that benefit those who vote for them.

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