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Jenkin letter calls for ‘renegotiation of relationship’
10:00am Friday 17th January 2014 in News
CONSERVATIVE MPS have demanded Parliament be given the power to veto every aspect of EU law in a letter sent to leader David Cameron.
Around 95 backbenchers have written to the Prime Minister urging him to change the law.
They want the House of Commons to have the power to repel existing EU measures as well as block new legislation.
The letter – drafted by Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin – suggests the Government would be able to slow the use of human rights law and regain control over immigration.
“The Prime Minister has said he wants to limit the number of people who come to this country and claim benefits and we agree,” he said. “This is part of the renegotiation of our relationship within the EU.
“We need Parliament to take back the powers it gets in order to control borders and immigration."