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    Britain's independence and the sovereignty of its House of Commons was given away when it entered the European Common Market, Conservative M.

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    Britain's independence and the sovereignty of its House of Commons was given away when it entered the European Common Market, Conservative M.P. Enoch Powell said on Monday (11 June).

    Speaking on the British Broadcasting Corporation program "Panarome" he said the present framework of the European Economic Community meant Britain surrender its control over taxation and even law.

    His statement was the latest in a series of comments in which the right-wing M.P. has stirred debate on the merits of British membership in the European Community. He suggested in earlier speeches and broadcasts that he would sooner see a Labour Party government, voted in by disenchanted Conservative voters, than see Britain run by the EEC.

    He told interviewer Alastair Burnett that there was nothing like the wholehearted support necessary for the surrender of Britain's sovereignty.

    There had been rumblings from the Conservative Party that Mr. Powell might have to be expelled from the campaigning against party policy, but this appears unlikely. In his recent remarks, Mr. Poweli -- a staunch Conservative for many years -- appeared to align himself with anti-Common Market members of this Labour party, who are actively campaigning to remove Britain from membership.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6P30QU6P9PMAQP6HDRZXT6TLO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6P30QU6P9PMAQP6HDRZXT6TLO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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