Paxman in Brussels: Who Really Rules Us?

Paxman in Brussels: Who Really Rules Us?


How is that fabled “Brussels red tape” created? Where and how is European legislation put together? Who stalks the corridors of EU power and what do they think of potential Brexit? Jeremy Paxman is the man to answer these and other questions as he delivers an up-close look at the inner workings of a bureaucracy that has shaped Westminster politics for decades.

In the referendum debate, floating voters often claim to want more “facts” about our relationship with Europe and how it might change. There may be no such thing, but Paxman promises to probe the convictions of key figures on both sides of the argument and perhaps find clarity.


With five weeks to go until the nation goes to the polls to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union, Jeremy Paxman takes an impartial look at what goes on between the UK and the EU. He travels to the union's headquarters in Brussels to discover how decisions affecting half a billion people are made, hears from officials and politicians from other countries about which way the UK should turn, and considers how the UK's relationship with Europe might change whatever the referendum.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Jeremy Paxman
Director Victoria James
Executive Producer Greg Sanderson
Producer Victoria James