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We risk being like Norway if we quit EU, says Cameron: Britain will be “unable to influence laws”
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:56 EST, 11 December 2012 | Jason Groves

Posted on 12/11/2012 8:49:54 PM PST by Olog-hai

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To: chainsaw

Since Cameron framed the issue along the lines of Norway’s relationship with the E.U. then what you say isn’t strictly true.

Norway has access to the European single market but is required to adopt most of the legislation passed in Brussels that deals with the internal market. Critically, Oslo does not have much input into the drafting or passing of those laws even though they have to obey them to continue trading with the E.U.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 5:05:37 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Natufian

It’s not like they didn’t already have a shortage of socialists back then anyway. Churchill had a devil of a time keeping as many as he could at bay. And right at the end of WWII was when the talk of a “united Europe” started in earnest . . .


22 posted on 12/12/2012 11:03:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: iopscusa

I think Cameron has the jump on the GOP by his claim to be a “liberal conservative” though . . . many of the RINOs say nothing and still try to pretend that they’re conservative (McCain and many others), become “independent” (Chafee) or join the Dems (as Crist just did and Specter before him).


23 posted on 12/12/2012 11:07:16 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Natufian
No country has input into drafting any laws in the EU. Except for just one country.

Laws in the EU are conceived by the unelected European Commission, which has sole legislative initiative (they can only introduce bills; the Parliament cannot)—and the Commission passes those laws (no separation of powers). The only role of the European Parliament is to rubber stamp those laws; if they vote any of them down, the Commission merely sends the same law back to them repackaged, and either way, the Commission has the power to enact laws without them.

No other country except the one mentioned in that link I posted has the power to do anything with EU laws, for that country’s approval has a bearing on whether they become law or not while no other national parliament (especially not that of the UK) possesses that power.
24 posted on 12/12/2012 11:30:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

You’re mistaken.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 12:41:28 PM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Natufian

About what, exactly?


26 posted on 12/12/2012 5:24:06 PM PST by Olog-hai
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