What does an M.E.P.do?” Linda McAvan 17th June 2013

Linda is the Labour M.E.P. for this area and gave of her time to try and explain to us the work­ing of the European Parliament – some­thing of a chal­lenge in just 40 minutes. Nonetheless the talk stim­u­lated some quite heated dis­cus­sion and it was a shame she had to catch a train to Brussels for we could have gone on much longer. What did become clear is that the EEC gets the “blame” for many things for which it has no jur­is­dic­tion and which are the res­ults of the UK being a member state of the European Court.