Howard attack on European powers

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Howard attack on European powers

Michael Howard, the most senior Euro-sceptic in the Cabinet, is in conflict with the government's law officers and some ministers over a radical new proposal which could significantly reduce the influence of the European Court of Justice in Britain.

The Home Secretary, a persistent critic of the European Court, has circulated a paper to Cabinet colleagues proposing changes to the 1972 European Communities Act that would prevent courts reaching findings based on European, rather than domestic law.