USA 318.9 million
UK 64.1 million
Upper House 100 Senators Min 30 years, In USA 9 years
Lower House 435 Reprs Min 25 years. In USA 7 years
Upper House 460 Lords Minimum 18 years old
Lower House 450 MPs Min 18 yrs old and never bankrupt
USA 3,796,913 square miles
UK 94,057 square miles
Voters covered per politician
Upper House 3,189,000 voters *
Lower House 733,103 voters *
Upper House 84,342 voters *
Lower House 98,615 voters *
Area covered by the politicians
Upper House 37,969 square miles
Lower House 8,728 square miles
Upper House 204 square miles
Lower House 209 square miles
According to Viviane Reding, a European Commissioner from Luxembourg, 74% of all UK law emanates from the EU
* This doesn't include illegals
So, considering, our MPs workload for lawmaking has now reduced by three-quarters, and taking the above figures into question, the question we have to ask ourselves is, how lazy are the bastards in Westminster and taking into question their expenses and how they milk them, how honest and hard-working are our politicians. Bear in mind they have offices and staff provided for them.
There are three types of laws emanating from the EU and the reason you get four sets bandied about is that different politicians mention the different type of their choosing, Nick Clegg mentions the lowest type at 7% for example. Viviane Reding added them all up which is why her EU figure of 74% is accurate.
I'll leave you to study the above figures and ponder. Don't forget to take the differences between the area USA politicians have to cover and the piddly areas our UK politicians cover.