From a recent blog post by John Redwood MP.
One of the reasons the EU now has so much influence over how we are governed is the permanent threat of infraction proceedings which hangs over lost Whitehall departments . . .
Much of Whitehall’s time is taken up with revising and amending so called UK law to fit it into the pattern of Treaty and Directive law which we have to accept . . .
Ministers in many departments are very controlled by the framework and detail of EU law and policy. It is high time this was better understood and more fully debated.
And this from a highly respected Conservative Member of Parliament.