mainbeam wrote:Rolyan wrote: It's a matter of public record that in the last 25 years, a large percentage of legislation has come about as a direct result of the EU. In 2010, the government reported that 50% of the legislation that has 'significant impact' on the UK is a direct result of the EU. So hardly the 5% you report; that is far less than even the lowest estimate given so far.
You are reading but not comprehending. The misconception that you and others have is that EU laws are made by unelected bureaucrats that cannot be removed from office by the UK electorate. This is a myth that is peddled by the Leave campaign because it is an easy win for votes.
EU laws are made through negotiation by elected representatives of EU Member States. Our democratically elected representatives choose for us to be bound by these laws in the vast majority of cases. It is only on matters of the single market that QMV applies and in the vast majority of cases the UK is not outvoted.
You are conflating the volume of law made at the EU level with those laws being made contrary to the wishes of our elected representatives.This reaffirms your misunderstanding as to how these Regulations are made.Rolyan wrote: EU regulations have binding legal force, and we cannot vote out those who introduce them."Rolyan wrote: I would rather the electorate be allowed to remove from power those who fail to deliver and/or enforce rules, laws and policies. However, I appreciate that you don't agree; you don't have to, that's democracy. Having been allowed a democratic vote I'm happy that the majority also want that democratic power returned to them.
This of course is simply a self-serving non-sequitur. Enough said.
Last year net migration from outside the EU was around 180,000. We control this migration. It appears that Government doesn't reduce migration because Government understands the UK needs migration. Government also understands the need for the single market notwithstanding when not in Government individuals may oppose it.
As I said in my first post, be careful what you wish for. Will those in power really leave the single market to free us from the regulations - particularly free movement of people - that many thought they were voting for? Or will they sign us up to the single market, accepting free movement of people without retaining our seat at the negotiating table?
I would encourage anyone who seriously wants to know the percentages of laws etc resulting from the EU to do their own research. The facts are out there. We have both given our positions.
If you think that the EU have not affected our laws, and that you can vote them out, then carry on believing it. Again, I would suggest that others do their own research.
Migration - again, do the research on what many leave voters actually wanted.
It won't affect the decision obviously, but it may help some remainers come to terms with the majority decision.