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Answer to question 2 Continued.

All these plans are backed up by great centralising powers held by the EU - the European Court now overrides our courts and even our Parliament, Brussels directives passed by majority voting have to become British Law, and because of the expansion of the EU to take in more countries, majority voting is intended to extend to more and more areas in order to stop decision-making being 'too unwieldy'. All this power could be used within the Single Currency to set our tax rates, our public spending priorities and our ways of doing business.

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