(Original post by CollectiveSoul)
i didn't say it was Maastricht, i said it was black wednesday which cost the conservativres their reputation for economic management.
Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and NZ do not owe their economic success over the past 50 years to a centralised politburo which dictates laws to them.
Except you did, "When john major scarified us on the altar of Europhillia on Black Wednesday
and on signing Maastricht
, he led the party to a record defeat in 1997". Clearly this wasn't the cause of their defeat since Maastricht came before the 1992 election.
I think you missed the point I was making about handing law making powers over to a different body. These powers are specifically for a market which we share (or shared) with 27~ other countries. I don't think it's unreasonable for us to not have absolute control over that. If we are to become members of said market then we'd have to lose some power.