European Commissioners are powerful – they should be scrutinised

The UK in a Changing Europe

Published: 2nd October 2019

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Key quote:

“When I scrutinise potential commissioners, I do so on behalf of the five million people I represent in my constituency in the South West. I would never have comparable power as an MP to interrogate and then vote for or against a British agriculture minister or the Defra Permanent Secretary.”