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The problem is, that there is not the time to discuss these laws before the Brexit process starts. Also, 45 years worth of legislation cannot be discussed over a short time frame.The main gain will be that the EU court will no longer be the final arbeiter in matters of justice, that will devolve to the UK supreme court. Much of the legislation, as Ian says, covers regulation on common standards which allows goods and services to be sold to the EU, it's very unlikely that these will be changed as it would stop exports to the EU.DaveP
There might be an opportunity to rectify some of the silliness.
Could this possibly mean relaxing the cadmium ban in GB?And the townsfolk rejoice, there are celebrations in the streets, fireworks and festivities with naked ladies, CdS photocells for everyone. Gene
There might be an opportunity to rectify some of the silliness. For example there is no EU regulation to force the UK to post road distances in km - they have always been in miles.
Yet we have been forced to abandon lb and ozs for weight measurements
Anyway, it was the news of today.
I believe we Europeans are not in a position to assess the UK situation, because of the resentment we feel of being rejected, like a husband whose wife has runaway, not for a younger or richer man, but just out of disenchantment.
What is the silliness here? Do you mean it is in km and should be in miles, or the contrary? I don't know, it's nearly 20 years I haven't driven in the UK. I have driven in Eire a few years ago, though, and I drive regularly in the US. I don't think it really matters if the road signs are in miles, km or li. I'm more concerned with driving on the tournament-correct side of the road.
Just the same you had to abandon the old £/guinea/shilling/denarius; was it under pressure from outside or just because it made sense?
Well, in fact you didn't have to abandon the imperial system; it is allowed as an addition to the mandatory metric indication. Just like most of the US products are labelled in both customary and metric because they want to sell to their Mexican and Canadian neighbours.
IMHO, there are only two reasons why Brexit occurred, loss of control of our borders and the European court. If we had just been in a trading and regulating union it would never have happened. This has nothing to do with rejection of the European people themselves. The same pressures are present in France but are less noticeable because France is a much bigger country, the UK is very crowded and pressured compared to France. Everything from the health service to housing and even electricity is teetering on the edge.DaveP
Roads signs have always been in miles and still are. The silliness is the EU insisted we abandon imperial weights but have never tried to insist we abandon imperial distance measures. The silliness is the population still thinks of buying food in pounds and ounces, and we still ask for half a pound of meat and the butcher now mentally converts to grams.
The silliness is we have a lot of European tourists and lorry drivers so it would make sense to mark road distances in km for their benefit.
(£, s, d) We did not have to abandon it , we chose to change it. We were not forced.
This is not true. It is illegal to sell food in imperial weights in the UK.
Abbey, you should not feel like that, because it is not the reason.
IMHO, there are only two reasons why Brexit occurred, loss of control of our borders
If we had just been in a trading and regulating union it would never have happened.
This has nothing to do with rejection of the European people themselves.
the UK is very crowded and pressured compared to France.
I think that the EU has moved too quickly and too far for people to assimilate the changes that have taken place. Politicians have made these changes without consultation and approval and now the people are rebelling.
kubota hv regulato It may surprise you, but I wholly agree with that. People are revolting because Europe has become concerned only with trading and monetary issues, at the detriment of social issues.
They are initially going to vote all the EU laws into UK law in one block, then after we have left they will change the ones they want to change.
I think it is much more than that.
Instead the strings of power are in the hands of the unelected who think they know what is best for the ordinary people.
One would think that a designated official, chosen upon merits and competence, would be a better choice than someone who got elected by making false promises and charming sexagenary housewifes, but in fact, it turns out that the designated are also elected, not by Joe Public, but by their peers.