Littaleng_Lander wrote:The ratio of agreement to objection is not in question.
Of course it is.
a) The UK has only voted against 2% of all EU legislation of all time.
b) The tabloid cites Vote Leave as its source without though pointing or mentioning the title of the "research" making it literally impossible to find.
c) it confuses abstaining with voting against and
d) it also confuses abstaining from 1 piece of legislation at different stages as 2 or 3 or more "votes" and it is only talking about after
If you take all these into consideration, what this means is that the UK after Brexit has probably not bothered to show up at all for 2 or 3 legislation pieces and your tabloid is saying "abstaining is the same as voting against" and these 2 or 3 pieces of legislation have passed from 4 or 5 stages before coming into law, so it has counted that as 17 times since Brexit. Unless you provide evidence of which were the votes against and for how many pieces of legislation, this cannot be considered passable by any measure of the term.
minority of new Brussels directives and that EU voting records do not take account of the whole process of passing a measure into law
Translation, voting against the same legislation at different stages of its passing, does not count for 2 or 3 or 4 votes but as a single vote.
The UK objections were outvoted every time in that time period.
You mean in the time period after
In other words, measures that the UK considered were not in its interest were introduced anyway. Those measures were unlikely to have been instituted in this country if the UK had not been in the EU.
Brexit means that the UK will no longer be in the EU, so why would anyone in the EU take into consideration the UK after it has initiated article 50?
It seems better for the UK to be in charge of its own affairs rather than having to veto measures it doesn't want, and then get outvoted.
Losing your sovereignty by having to abide by every single piece of EU legislation(as long as you trade with the EU) without having a say in them, is a loss of power for the UK. All countries that export into or import from the EU have to abide by EU legislation, even Samoa, Angola and the US.
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