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    You've probably heard Brexiters banging on about getting rid of all that EU red tape, but they won't have told you what that red tape is. So let's take a look.

    1. EU fishing quotas: The EU enforces fishing quotas, limiting the amount of fish we're allowed to take. It isn't just the EU that does this, it happens all over the world. It's to stop overfishing - if we take too many fish, the populations will die out and we'll never get anymore. Brexiters don't like this "red tape" - who the hell are these bureaucrats to tell us that we can't fish entire species into extinction? Brexiters would remove these quotas so we could make some £££ in the short term, but they'd devastate the fish populations and ruin the ecosystem for future generations.

    2. Human Rights: You might have already heard that our government want to scrap the Human Rights Act and bring in their own version of it. They can't do this while we're part of the EU, because all EU members must be signed up to the European Convention for Human Rights. The Brexiters will tell you this is a great thing, because we'll finally be able to deport all the nasty terrorists. Don't be naive and fall for this. Once we set a precedent of modifying the Human Rights Act, we start off down a slippery slope. First we're deporting terrorists, but over time there will be more and more amendments made. Human Rights only work when they're universal and unchangeable.

    3. Consumer Rights: When you buy something, you get a month to return it, no questions asked, for a full refund. You have huge amounts of legislation protecting you if you get scammed, sold faulty or broken products, or otherwise ****ed over by business. EU consumer rights are quite possibly the best, most consumer-friendly rights in the world. Brexiters would strip these rights away to save businesses money.

    4. Safety Legislation: Another set of protections that the EU provides us that are completely unrivalled. The EU regulates our food, materials, electronics, and all other goods to ensure that the products we buy are some of the safest in the world. If Brexiters have their way, we'd remove most of these regulations purely to bring in a little more money to the country.

    5. Environmental Protection: The EU sets strict targets for reducing climate change. This is a waste of money for older generations, but for the younger voters, we're going to have to deal with the repercussions of our actions very soon. The Earth is already warming, we're already seeing mass extinctions and more frequent natural disasters, and this will get worse in our lifetimes. Brexiters would scrap the EU's environmental protection schemes to save some money.

    Don't let these people trick you into thinking that this is about "democracy" and giving you a "better future". This is, purely and simply, about sacrificing OUR futures for a short-term economic gain.
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    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    You've probably heard Brexiters banging on about getting rid of all that EU red tape, but they won't have told you what that red tape is. So let's take a look.

    1. EU fishing quotas: The EU enforces fishing quotas, limiting the amount of fish we're allowed to take. It isn't just the EU that does this, it happens all over the world. It's to stop overfishing - if we take too many fish, the populations will die out and we'll never get anymore. Brexiters don't like this "red tape" - who the hell are these bureaucrats to tell us that we can't fish entire species into extinction? Brexiters would remove these quotas so we could make some £££ in the short term, but they'd devastate the fish populations and ruin the ecosystem for future generations.

    2. Human Rights: You might have already heard that our government want to scrap the Human Rights Act and bring in their own version of it. They can't do this while we're part of the EU, because all EU members must be signed up to the European Convention for Human Rights. The Brexiters will tell you this is a great thing, because we'll finally be able to deport all the nasty terrorists. Don't be naive and fall for this. Once we set a precedent of modifying the Human Rights Act, we start off down a slippery slope. First we're deporting terrorists, but over time there will be more and more amendments made. Human Rights only work when they're universal and unchangeable.

    3. Consumer Rights: When you buy something, you get a month to return it, no questions asked, for a full refund. You have huge amounts of legislation protecting you if you get scammed, sold faulty or broken products, or otherwise ****ed over by business. EU consumer rights are quite possibly the best, most consumer-friendly rights in the world. Brexiters would strip these rights away to save businesses money.

    4. Safety Legislation: Another set of protections that the EU provides us that are completely unrivalled. The EU regulates our food, materials, electronics, and all other goods to ensure that the products we buy are some of the safest in the world. If Brexiters have their way, we'd remove most of these regulations purely to bring in a little more money to the country.

    5. Environmental Protection: The EU sets strict targets for reducing climate change. This is a waste of money for older generations, but for the younger voters, we're going to have to deal with the repercussions of our actions very soon. The Earth is already warming, we're already seeing mass extinctions and more frequent natural disasters, and this will get worse in our lifetimes. Brexiters would scrap the EU's environmental protection schemes to save some money.

    Don't let these people trick you into thinking that this is about "democracy" and giving you a "better future". This is, purely and simply, about sacrificing OUR futures for a short-term economic gain.
    Regarding your first point you've managed to miss out the most important objection to the common fisheries policy.. that we can't stop foreign fishermen fishing in British waters. Nobody objects to maintaining fishing stocks but those quotas are not what has crippled our fishing industry.

    Pure scare tactics. The idea that the UK was unable to hold to account certain beliefs before 1973 is absurd.

    The rest i agree with but they are not large issues.
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    "Don't be naive and fall for this. Once we set a precedent of modifying the Human Rights Act, we start off down a slippery slope. First we're deporting terrorists, but over time there will be more and more amendments made. Human Rights only work when they're universal and unchangeable."


    Stop fear-mongering. Stick to actual, established facts in your arguments without descending into guessing and what-ifs?

    You lose all credibility.
 
 
 
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