Some would dispute that the EU is now in charge of most law-making in our country - and are dismissive of those who are concerned about the loss of our sovereignty.
Most folk have heard, however vaguely, of "EU Directives" but many still think that these are simply ideas from Brussels which are dealt with by our Parliament on a take it or leave it basis.
Well, now use the link and discover the new reality of the way in which you are governed. But first, here is Article 288 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union:
THE LEGAL ACTS OF THE UNION
ex Article 249 TEC)
To exercise the Union's competences, the institutions shall adopt regulations, directives, decisions,recommendations and opinions.
A regulation shall have general application. It shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
A directive shall be binding, as to the result to be achieved, upon each Member State to which it is addressed, but shall leave to the national authorities the choice of form and methods.
A decision shall be binding in its entirety. A decision which specifies those to whom it is addressed shall be binding only on them.
Recommendations and opinions shall have no binding force.
For the full document:http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/st06655-re01.en08.pdf