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How often was the UK outvoted in Brussels?

Analysis of the UK’s voting record in the EU Council before the EU referendum revealed that it was outvoted in 12% of votes in 2009-15.
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What proportion of UK law is made in Brussels?

There is no clear answer to this question, as it depends on how we define ‘UK law’ and how we count ‘laws’.
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What is the Amsterdam Treaty?

The Amsterdam Treaty came into force in 1999. The main change was to split the Justice and Home Affairs ‘pillar’ of the EU into 2 areas.
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What is a referendum?

A referendum is a public vote held to decide a single issue of key political importance. There are no set rules for referendums in the UK.
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Does EU law take precedence over UK law?

The ECJ said that member states had agreed to limit their sovereign rights in areas covered by EU treaties.
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What happens if Britain doesn’t comply with EU law?

Read our fact which explains what happens if Britian doesn't comply with EU law, written by the UK in a Changing Europe.
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What is Article 50?

Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union sets out the process for a member state to leave the EU. Read this fact to find out more.
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What did EU membership mean for the UK?

The UK joined the EU in 1973 and left in 2020. As a member state, the UK was bound by the EU treaties which set out the privileges and obligations of membership.
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