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Old 23.10.2018, 17:06
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I'd also rather buy garlic from France. It was a simplistic example for those who refuse to see the "Sovereignty" argument.

Fishing would be another example, the fact that under EU membership only 40% of fish from UK waters is retained by the UK whilst 60% goes to the EU. Outside the EU the UK can exercise sovereignty over what goes on inside UK territorial waters.

The big one though is the fundamental EU founding ambition to forge an "ever closer union". Further political integration is their stated aim, which can only come at the cost of removing power from national elected parliaments.
"Outside the EU the UK can exercise sovereignty over what goes on inside UK territorial waters. " Except this is an oversimplification.
The UK fishing fleet has the rights to fish in the waters of several EU countries and certainly will not want to give up these reciprocal arrangements. For example, losing the right to fish Norwegian cod that is a staple element of British diet!
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