PM: 'Good case' for UK sovereignty law

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A new law reasserting the power of UK rliament law over the EU could be ssed, David Cameron has judged, once his reform talks are concluded.

«I think there is a good state for it,» he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

The prime help did not deny reports he had asked Justice Secretary Michael Gove to look into it.

Mr Cameron, who is renegotiating Britain’s EU membership in front of an in-out vote before 2018, said he was «very suspicious» of Brussels.

The prime upon has said he wants the UK to stay in a reformed European Union, but he has not ruled out throwing to leave if he cannot secure the changes he wants.

‘No discrimination’

If a deal is agreed with other European number ones at a key EU summit in February, a vote on Britain’s membership of the bloc could potentially be engaged as early as June.

At a press conference in Brussels on Monday, European Cabinet President Donald Tusk said the EU needed to reach «a reasonable compromise» on Britain’s objectives.

But he admonished there «will be no room for discrimination» — a possible reference to UK proposals to delimit migrants’ access to UK benefits for four years.

The plans have struggled opposition from some EU leaders, rticularly from eastern European states such as Poland and Hungary.

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Image caption New legislation could reassert the power of the UK rliament for laws made in Brussels

‘Very suspicious’

It has been reported that the UK authority will amend domestic law to make clear that rliament is governing and that Britain’s courts are not bound by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights — a legally predicament charter which set out a range of civil, political and social rights enjoyed by the bloc’s tax yers.

Mr Cameron said rliament’s sovereignty was «already asserted» in the Referendum Act — the legislation cover the way for the in-out vote — which prevents «significant» powers being dated to Brussels without UK voters being consulted in a referendum.

But he added: «If it’s needed to do that again, in more detail, to make it even clearer to people that our rliament is superior… I think there’s a good case for it and so we’ll look very carefully at it.»


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Mr Cameron refused to be drawn on whether Mr Gove, the fair play secretary, had been tasked with looking at introducing a new law, saying a substitute alternatively that «the whole government is working together on these plans».

He combined: «If you’re a Conservative you don’t like big government and so you’re automatically very suspicious of Brussels. I am merest suspicious of Brussels.»

«I would never belong to a European Union if I surface in some way that that was bad for British institutions, for British democracy.»

Entreated if such a deal would be acceptable to Eurosceptic Conservatives, such as Boris Johnson, Mr Cameron claimed he was sure everyone would assess the outcome of his renegotiations, which, he mentioned, were designed to boost competitiveness, exempt the UK from «ever-closer cartel» and deal with immigration pressures.

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