A Common Market was acceptable to the people of Europe. It didn’t turn out to be a Common Market but a constraining Customs Union - but that’s beside the point. The idea of a common market was a popular idea ratified by referenda.
However a single state is not and never has been acceptable to the people of Europe. Whenever they’ve been asked about political unuion or fiscal union: member states have loudly said NO again and again.
The concept of the Euopean state is clearly illegitimate. The ultra-vires creation of the trappings of a European state is also illegitimate. It will fail - it is failing - because the people do not want it.
Which is why they will be careful never to ask that question again.
This is less a hijacking than a coup by some shadowy junta of bankers and unelected bureaucrats.
You are right.
Norway did not even want a common market.
The PRO EU People lied.
I have since learned.
They always do.
Cheers from Norway and Switzerland.