Britain’s Hague wants powers returned from Europe


British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that he would like powers returned to London from Brussels but coalition politics had prevented such a move, in an interview published on Saturday. He told the Times newspaper paper that taking back powers from Europe was “clearly something I’m in favour of” but the idea was sacrificed to form a coalition between his Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.
“That’s the area we had to compromise on in return for other compromises,” he said. He insisted however that the aim of winning back powers from the European Union had not been abandoned and was a Conservative issue for the future. “We would like to see powers returned from the EU to the United Kingdom,” he added.