“On the charter of fundamental rights, we secured a legally binding protocol, specific to the UK, applicable both to the British courts and to the European Court of Justice.”

Right Honourable Anthony Blair

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

[Hansard, 25th. June 2007]

“It was important for the [Swedish] government to keep the Charter legally binding, which now is the case… the UK accepted this… It should be stressed that the UK was given a clarification, not an opt-out.”

Frederick Reinfeld

Prime Minister of Sweden

[Evidence to Swedish Parliamentary Committee, 26th. June 2007]