There are a lot of myths around on what the EU does or does not do and who actually does the doing when the EU ‘does things’. Richard Corbett [Labour European Candidate in Yorkshire and the Humber] – the LME’s previous Chair before 2010 – has published a really useful mythbuster on his campaign blog.
Quote Richard: ‘If you were told that 80% of our laws were imposed upon us by an unelected foreign bureaucracy, you would of course consider it to be a democratic outrage. If, on top of that, you heard that it cost us billions of pounds per day for the privilege, you would probably be apoplectic. Yet this is exactly what certain politicians and several newspapers repeat again and again to the British people. And it is a load of nonsense.’