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Thread #165570 Message #4013651
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Oct-19 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
WEll, Nigel, EU countries are free to set their own rates of VAT, and, after all, we cheerfully embraced its precursor. As for the ECJ, give me a list of domestic legal cases that ever had ECJ judgements that trumped our own courts. Take your time now.
With the ECJ, as well as things like the European Commission, you little Englanders want us all to think that these are somehow foreign and alien forces controlling us. They are not. We have an influential say in how these institutions are formulated and run. As a larger EU nation, possibly more say than most other countries. If you really want to make a case for how these things adversely affect us (and good luck with that) you'd better start confronting us with facts instead of your xenophobia.