King Canute UK v EU law

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Hi I am looking at the differences between UK and EU law from a fundamental principle point of view and wondered whether people thought this is correct?
I have only done a short course in law long time ago and using wikipedia

UK law is based on the principle of precedent and common law (common sense)
Where most EU law is based on Civic law which is governed by doctrines developed and compiled by legal scholars.

So the thought experiment goes: if you think you are King Canute in the EU and commanded the waves to go back you are using Civic law and the sea will go back.
If you think you are King Canute in the UK and commanded the waves to go back you get detained under precedent and common law you get sent to the funny farm.

The precedent being that the sea goes in and out which to some one living by the sea is common sense. Is that correct?
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