Revision:Pressure Groups and the EU
Pressure groups and the EU
A pressure group can be described as an organised group which does not put up candidates for election, but seeks to influence government legislation. Like many aspects of politics in Britain, the role of pressure groups has changed since Britain joined the EU. Pressure groups go where the power lies. As more and more power is shifting towards Brussels, pressure groups have begun to place increasing emphasis on lobbying EU decision makers. This can be seen to be the case with the Single European Act (SEA) introduced in 1886 which brought in major changes, one of which changing the voting procedure in the council of ministers to QMV, thus encouraging greater pressure group activity in the...