Thursday, 16 June 2016

Brexitwatch: Project Leap in the Dark - 3

The anti-Europeans claim we have ‘lost control’ of our country. In fact, about 87% of UK laws are made in the UK. If you do not like them, blame our politicians (and our people for electing them), not Europe.

But in some important areas, we are protected by EU laws. In the workplace, for example, they guarantee paid holidays, equal treatment for men and women, parental leave, rights for part-time workers, a safe working environment, and protection from discrimination or being made to work excessive hours.

In the environmental area, they protect the quality of our air and our water. Then there’s consumer legislation - ensuring the products we buy are safe. There is prevention of cruelty to animals, protection of bees etc etc.

What is the policy of Boris, Gove, Farage and co if they win? Will they keep these regulations, strengthen them, weaken them, abolish them? I have no idea. Have you? Have they? Though the anti ‘red tape’ comments we hear from the Brexiters suggest that if we leave Europe, we might all need to be a lot more careful in future when we’re going to work, shopping, swimming or breathing.

Brexit = Project Leap in the Dark.

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