As the UK gears up for a historic vote on whether to leave the EU in just nine days, it has been claimed that a series of bizarre and costly decisions are being shelved until after the poll.
The issues have been highlighted by MEP Daniel Hannan, author of Why Vote Leave, and detail weird and occasionally sinister proposals, which have apparently been put on the back burner until after the vote.
The jaw-dropping claims include:
1. Banning hair dryers: The EU has drawn up plans to ban high-energy appliances, including high-powered dishwashers, hair-dryers and other household appliances.
3. Open borders: Despite the UK not being part of the free-movement Schengen Zone, Prime Minister David Cameron has not been able to assure the principle of free movement would not apply to future countries who may join the EU.
These include Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey.
4. More bail-outs: There are fears the UK could be asked to prop up a failing Euro in the future.
5. Deeper integration: The EU is said to be handing yet more power to Brussels.
In an official report published last summer, known as the Five Presidents Report, officials called for the harmonisation of budgets, economic policy and taxation, as well as recommendation for social security.
Billed as a response to the Euro crisis, most will be introduced as part of the single market, meaning despite the UK not having the Euro, it will be applied to it all the same.
6. Human Rights: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is acting like a supreme court, and now presides over human rights issues.
They ruled against the deportation of hate preacher Abu Hamza’s daughter after her criminal conviction.
She is not a British national but her son is, so her deportation would violate his rights as an EU citizen.
8. Ports: The EU wants to create a directive ordering all ports to have more than one provider for internal services, such as mooring and unloading.
Which makes sense on European mega-ports, but has little use for the UK’s smaller ports.
9. Quotas for online TV: The EU wants online providers 20 per cent of airtime for European shows.
The rules state that terrestrial TV should invest and broadcast a certain amount of EU material.
10. European Army: The European Commission said in a formal statement that a European army is a “strategic necessity”.
Eurosceptics claims that after a president, parliament, currency, taxes and a supreme court, an army is the next logical step.
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