Girling - British Government’s attitude to European legislation is “frankly bizarre”

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit rapporteur, today pointed out that many of the policies the UK government claims as its own are, in fact, a consequence of European legislation.

Commenting, Julie Girling, Conservative MEP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

"The Government may not like to admit it, but the rules of the Single Market are being constantly strengthened. As a result, consumers, workers and the environment in Britain are better off.

"Sadly, successive British governments, which for years helped shape the rules of the Single Market, have failed to make the argument for its benefits. For this Government to now attempt to pass off EU policies as measures developed in Downing Street is frankly bizarre.

“The best way to secure Britain’s prosperity would be to remain in both the Single Market and the Customs Union, and to continue to shape and benefit from their common rules and protections.”