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Thread #166609   Message #4009428
Posted By: Steve Shaw
18-Sep-19 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Trouble is, John, every single complaint that brexiteers come up with can be dismissed in seconds:

"We need to take back control"... what of ? Our borders that we have got full control over when it comes to non-EU immigrants but which we don't bother to control? Our money, of which the princely sum of one percent of our GDP is actually tied up with the EU and which affords us the benefits of tariff-free trade with by far our biggest trading partner across invisible borders? Our laws, the ones having anything to do with the EU having been overwhelmingly agreed to by mutual consent - bearing in mind that our domestic laws have nothing to do with the EU and that we are free to run our lawmaking and judiciary in any way we like? Our sovereignty: any brexiteer care to tell us, in this era of May being FORCED to consult parliament and Johnson being in court for trying to bypass parliament, what "sovereignty" the EU is stealing from us?

"Ever-closer union": not without our say so. As one of the largest member states we can veto any moves in that direction that we don't like.

"There'll be a European army"...impossible whilst we're members. We've vetoed it. Of course, when we leave it'll probably happen!

"Unelected Brussels bureaucrats dictating our laws"... a profound lie. The Commissioners (a body to which we belong) suggest laws and regulations which are either adopted by common consensus or put to the ELECTED European Parliament. No unelected bureaucrat has any power to enforce new laws or regulations on anyone.

Any more for any more, brexiteers? Don't forgot to tell us how things will improve if you get your way, please! And by the way, if you want to moan about gravy trains and inefficiencies, which I heartily agree are present, don't forget to tell us how we are any better in this country now and how things will get better if we'll leave.

To quote the mighty Raggytash, and in a nutshell, any good news yet about brexit?