Westminster and Brussels – not quite 'la même chose'


Serving in a national political arena is very different from the way MEPs operate, writes Jonathan Evans MP

Many British politicians have served in both the House of Commons and the European Parliament, but following my election to the British national parliament last year, I believe I may be the first to have returned to Westminster after a decade of service in Brussels. Perhaps, this gives me a unique insight into the differences not just in the working practices of the differing places, but also in the skills and qualities required of their members........ Read more here