Friday, December 29

The End of Week Quote

A quote from John Blundell in a Heritage Lecture, 22 December 2006:
It is not even clear how many E.U. regulations there are! When pressed on the matter, a British minister said that “as far as the government has been able to verify” the number of sets of regulations enacted between 1973 and 2002 as a result of E.U. membership was 101,811. But Britain, like other applicants, was obliged to adopt the acquis communautaire – the existing body of E.U.regulations and directives – on entry. The total number of sets of regulations to which British citizens are subject as the result of E.U. membership may be inexcess of 200,000, with an average 2,500 new sets of regulations being added each year.

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