Under the new conservative government, David Cameron is committed to breaking links with the European Court of Human Rights and has also pledged to hold an in-out referendum by 2017 but there are calls for it be held as early as May 2016.
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Supremacy of Community Law- The relationship between Community and national law was established in one of the earliest cases to come before the European Court of Justice. In Costa vs Enel an action was brought in Italy against tbe nationalised National Electricity Board (ENEL) over a bill of 1,950 lire which then amounted to less than £1. Mr Costa claimed that he was not obliged to pay the bill as the nationalisation legislation had infringed Italian and EC law. A reference was made by the Italian court under Article 234 (ex 177) EC, The Italian Government argued that such a reference was absolutely inadmissible' because the national court had to apply national law...
Edited by Sukhdeep Dhillon