Then in December we found information in Hansard about the number of EU laws and directives that are now pending to become UK law, following questions tabled by Priti Patel.
Another of those questions tabled by Patel was answered a few days ago by the Treasury, revealing the number of EU Directives that must become law in this country at a cost of least £50m in administration to achieve this – paid for out of our tax pounds. Slowly but surely the City of London is being taken over by EU laws and regulation.
But don’t worry. Call Me Dave will assume a serious frown for the cameras or get his media team to plant a story like this one with James Forsyth at the Daily Mail expressing his frustration and growing impatience with ‘EU interference’. Then he will travel to visit his Eurochums at a meeting of our real government, unelected and unaccountable as it is, and it will be handshakes, smiles and agreements for more of the same.
Apparently it’s called Euroscepticism.