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Thread #165570 Message #3974436
Posted By: Iains
01-Feb-19 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Bearing in mind of course that the EU could never pass laws without our approval
Must be an aborigine in the dreamtime!
Since 1996, the UK had failed to block a single proposal placed in front of the Council of Ministers from becoming EU law.
The UK had opposed 72 measures which went onto the statute book.
"DO YOU remember the lively debate in the Houses of Parliament about new laws to regulate noise from lawnmowers? Do you recall your MP seeking your views about measures to oblige homeowners to have their properties assessed for energy efficiency? Or reading the Government's consultation on the design of desk lamps?
That is because they are among hundreds of laws which have been passed in the past 20 years without any meaningful public debate in this country. They have been forced upon us by EU directives which are stitched up by the European Commission, rubberstamped by the European Parliament and then ordered to be incorporated into British law.
Now, the think tank Open Europe has totted up the cost to the UK economy of the most burdensome EU laws. It comes to a staggering £27.4billion a year