We hear the ritual noises from the provincial government in London, but the result is this - it always is. Politicians talk the talk, but they do not understand the dynamics of regulation and have little knowledge of enforcement (the handmaiden of regulation). Besides, the majority of our business and economic legislation now comes from the EU, over which the provincial government has no control.View full article here
Am I correct in understanding that :
- what actually comes out of Brussesl tends to be relatively vague and general
- Johnny Foreigner, sorry, our continental brethren implements the absolute minimum required to comply (and then probably ignores even that)
- in the UK, some over-enthusiastic civil (non-)servant takes what Brussels sends, gold-plates the living daylights out of it and passes it to a tame parliament to make into law.
I guess my question is, given a sufficiently motivated government, wouldn't it be possible to retroactively "lead-plate" all these Brussels dictats, to replace their implementation in UK law with an absolute minimum required for compliance ?
Obviously, this is only an interim measure before getting out of the whole damfool business, but is it not a possible immediate mechanism for relief ?