We need to know more about what the European parliament does | Letter


May I make a belated suggestion: that the European parliament gets more of a mention in the newspaper, perhaps even a regular slot. It is a pity that up till now there has been so little coverage of what it does – it is no wonder that even ardent remainers like myself, and probably most of your readers, are hard pushed to say what the parliament, and in particular our MEPs, do for us.

On 18 January your snippet headed “Corruption law” was the first item explicitly on the European parliament that I have noticed in the main paper or Guardian Weekly. It says a lot about why we should belong to the EU, if we value democracy. The fact that our Tory MEPs abstained on a draft law to freeze EU funds to governments that jeopardise the rule of law is shameful. It should be publicised and they should explain themselves.
Davina Malcolm
Kimpton Bottom, Hertfordshire

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