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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Should there be an EU Commissioner's Question Time in Parliament?


No, I haven't, and I didn't know his name until I looked him up by his job. Yet he and his committee have more power, and better salaries, than the Prime Minister.

The only way the European Parliament could remove the Commissioners is by an absolute two-thirds majority vote of all MEPs (not just of those who took part in the vote). But if we Brits don't like ours, tough.

Shouldn't he have a chance to explain and defend the Commission's actions and policies, and how and why he himself voted and spoke, once or twice a week in the House of Commons?

And shouldn't our Commissioner be directly elected by us (and subject to deselection), rather than appointed by the government of the day?


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