LETTER: Endless rules and regulations

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As the EU referendum debate reaches its last vitriolic and doom-laden gasps, it’s significant that apart from immigration and the economy there has been only cursory mention of the 24/7 interference and Big Brother diktats emanating from Brussels and Strasbourg. No, not the size and shape of bananas or what type of light bulbs etc but the endless rules, regulations and ‘advice’ issued ‘for our benefit’.

Of course the British are the very last people who enjoy being told how to vote, how to live their lives, what to do etc and the bureaucrats would do well to remember that and be aware that people are always suspicious of change and ‘what if’. That doesn’t mean of course engaging in constant navel gazing and the usual political approach of treating voters as idiots and trying to frighten them with another ‘no-no’ for the British.

All of the countries of Europe have proud cultural and historic heritage and all of the countries of Europe voted to trade with firstly their neighbours and later the wider world, obviously a no-brainer.

What people did not vote for was how to lead their lives, the prerogative of their own democratically elected governments. Nothing wrong with sharing ideas and information of course but if the self-publicists and self-opinionated Eurocrats carry on regardless, all the countries of Europe might just as well remove their own governments and save a fortune. Great blocks of flats in Brussels and Strasbourg and the Houses of Parliament would make fabulous apartments (fully re-furbished of course).

Naturally most of the above is irrelevant if in due course you wish to be a Muse ( Member of the United States of Europe). Certainly needs thinking about.

Rod Colley

Corsica Hall, Seaford

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