Repeal European Communities Act 1972

The European communities Act 1972 enabled the UK to accede to the European Union (or Community as it was then called), but it also enabled Government ministers under section 2 (2) to lay before Parliament required changes to UK law, eg EU Directives. Since EU legislation now accounts for approx 75% of our laws, and since the cost to British businesses of implementing this legislation is now estimated at £100billion per annum, it would seem an excellent idea to repeal this Act, and so save British business this heavy burden. Of course this would also mean Britain leaving the political union with Europe, but that would not stop us still being trading partners with individual EU countries.

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The European communities Act 1972 enabled the UK to accede to the European Union (or Community as it was then called), but it also enabled Government ministers under section 2 (2) to lay before Parliament required changes to UK law, eg EU Directives. Since EU legislation now accounts for approx 75% of our laws, and since the cost to British businesses of implementing this legislation is now estimated at £100billion per annum, it would seem an excellent idea to repeal this Act, and so save British business this heavy burden. Of course this would also mean Britain leaving the political union with Europe, but that would not stop us still being trading partners with individual EU countries.