European Parliament: Why it Must Change

Do you know who your MEP is? That is a trick question. You will have between three and ten MPs depending on where you live. MEPs are elected by party list on a proportional representation basis, for enormous constituencies – there are twelve, jumbo EU constituencies in the UK, as compared with 650 for our […]

European Referendum: a Simple Way Through

Letter published in the Shepton Mallet Journal on 25th May 2016 Dear Sir, A way through the referendum debate I suspect your readers are fed up with all the arguments about Europe (both in your Opinion column and elsewhere). Can I offer a simple, non-party-political, statistics-free way through? Everybody agrees that, in or out of […]