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MEP wants power back to Parliament

Hannan
Hannan: ‘Elected shift’

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has warned that government has “outgrown” any type of public scrutiny and too many important decisions are made by quangos and people in unelected positions.

He called for a return of power to taxpayers through elected Parliamentary committees.

Hannan said: “We need a wholesale shift of power to elected representatives. There is a feeling that politicians have become divorced from the public and MEPs are just there to support the party line.

“We need a completely different way of operating, where more powers of oversight are given to elected Parliamentary committees.”

He believes the coalition Government will last the full five-year term. He said: “I think the coalition probably will last. I did not think so when it was first negotiated but I think it probably will last the full five years.”

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