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EU "sucks up decision-making", UK's Hague says

Published on Oct 23, 2012 8:18 AM
 
Britain is increasingly disillusioned with the European Union which it sees as a "machine that sucks up decision-making", Britain's foreign secretary said on Tuesday in prepared remarks. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain is increasingly disillusioned with the European Union which it sees as a "machine that sucks up decision-making", Britain's foreign secretary said on Tuesday in prepared remarks.

"People feel that the EU is a one way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments," Mr William Hague said in an advance text of a speech to be delivered later in Berlin.

"...That needs to change. If we cannot show that decision-making can flow back to national parliaments then the system will become democratically unsustainable," Mr Hague said.

The criticisms of Europe are some of the strongest to be voiced by a British government minister in recent months.

 
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