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Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us?

BBC 1 Thursday 19th May at 8pm

His central question is simple – have we given the power to rule us to Europe, and if we have does it matter? Meeting crucial figures like Michael Gove and Nick Clegg, he hears arguments on both sides, whilst also trying to understand just how the incredibly complex organisation operates. On his journey he struggles through the ‘Parliamentarium’ (an EU museum that tries to explain the place), tries on a replica of Margaret Thatcher’s famous EU jumper, and samples the EU regulated wares of the Portobello Road. A quirky, entertaining programme, which will help us all understand the deeper issues at the root of the biggest question of our time.