– BRUSSELS IN PLOT TO CONTROL ALL NATIONAL SPENDING (Express, Dec 6, 2012):
BRUSSELS will be able to overrule national governments to enforce budget decisions under plans for the eurozone unveiled by chief Eurocrat Herman Van Rompuy last night.
The European Union Council chief’s blueprint for financial union risks another row at a Brussels summit next week. It said there was “a need to go further and to put in place a stronger framework for coordination, convergence and enforcement” of economic policies.
National parliaments were “not in the best position to take the interests of the eurozone into account,” it said.
An official who helped to draw up the report said: “The top, top priority is to complete the banking union.”
Nearly two-thirds of Britons want the UK to quit the European Union, an online survey found yesterday.
Sixty-one per cent in the poll by website MoneySavingExpert.com said that Britain should no longer “be part of the EU.”
And two-thirds thought the Government should renegotiate terms of membership.