PaulHield 5pts It is clear why those on the right object to shared sovereingty, for they are the ones who like to use "market forces" to justify downward pressure on the conditions of the ordinary working person. I.e. if we adopt fairer social policies, they would like to be able to argue that the UK will lose out to foreign competotion. Trouble is, the EU undermines that argument if a large part of our competition aslo agree to adopt the same progressive social policies.I was trying to find good examples of EU Red Tape which are harmful which is how I ended up at this site. From what I can see, the five costliest seem to be good practice, especially the Capital Requirements Directive. Attempting to protect the environment and climate change, how would we do better on own own other than go faster in the right direction and let others catch up, but the EU doesn't stop us doing that? And in any case, none of the leavers look likely to want to protect the environment more than is required by the EU or slow climate change faster than the EU. No the reason to leave is to try to gain some advantage by adopting poorer working rights and do more harm to the environment.