Cameron Says Could Change UK Law to Boost Parliament’s Sovereignty in EU

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he was suspicious of the power of Brussels and would look at doing more to change domestic law to assert the sovereignty of Britain’s parliament within the European Union.

Cameron is renegotiation Britain’s ties with the European Union ahead of a membership referendum due by the end of 2017, and a report in local media on Sunday reported he would change British law to make clear that parliament is sovereign.

“We already asserted the sovereignty of parliament back in 2010 when we passed our referendum act so no power can be passed from Britain to Brussels without there being a referendum,” he told BBC Radio.

“If it is necessary to do that again in more detail to make it even clearer to people that our parliament is sovereign we will … I think there is a good case for it and so we will look very carefully at that.”

Reuters

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