Scrap All EU Rules and Regulations


The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned that the United Kingdom would need to stick to EU regulations in order to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with the bloc.

Trade negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom cannot formally begin until after the official Brexit day on January 31, 2020, but Michel Barnier, the EU’s top negotiator, has laid out the goal of locking the UK into a series of rules and regulations ahead of any trade deal.

“We will keep our strategic interests in mind. We know that competing on social and environmental standards – rather than on skills, innovation, and quality – leads only to a race to the bottom that puts workers, consumers, and the planet on the losing side”, Mr Barnier wrote in Project Syndicate.

“Thus, any free-trade agreement must provide for a level playing field on standards, state aid, and tax matters,” he added.

As far as I’m concerned, the whole point of Brexit was have Britain govern itself, rather than be governed by other people. All the current EU rules and regulations (and above all the smoking ban) should be revised or scrapped.

The only reasonable demand that the EU might make is that goods exported to the EU should conform to EU rules and regulations. We might also demand that EU exports to Britain conform to our rules and regulations.

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5 Responses to Scrap All EU Rules and Regulations

  1. Timothy Goodacre says:

    Out is out ! No more obeying their silly rules. We can be free born Englishmen and women now. Whoopee !
    Happy Christmas Frank !

  2. smokingscot says:

    Refreshing to have a Brexiteer in charge, aided by Mr. Cummings, with an onboard cabinet. The pitiful squeals seeping out of Brussels has me thinking we’ll probably do more to reform the EU from the outside than we ever did whilst being just another voice against the competing demands of the other 27 states.

  3. Twisted Root says:

    Barnier inverts the argument in typical snake-tongued fashion. Free trade with the free movement of labour is the threat to worker and environmental standards.

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