You have to love the fact that someone has taken the time to create a Wiki page to explain that the European Comission doesn't create pointless regulations. The sad fact is that is creates reams and reams of pointless regulations, very few of which are based on science, scrutinised objectively or provide any improvement to the life of European citizens. The Commission is arrogant, self serving and prone to be vengeful. I had a conversation with a colleague of mine recently as we were attempting to get ECHA to remove some guidance it had published (note, this was guidance so has no legal standing but, to the minds of the European agencies and the Commission at least, MUST be followed) and I suggested using the European Ombudsman system to arbitrate. Oh no, he said, if we go down that road the Commission will find other ways to punish us at another time. So now we have an opinion put forward by an individual who works at a "help desk" in Brussels which is defacto law. We have no route or recourse to challenge this interpretation beacuse if we do the Commission will "get it's own back" later. It serves the European Comission well to pretend that there are many myths about their regulations as it distracts from the real ones which are causing problems and taking the whole of Europe backwards. So, from my perspective, the EEC was a great thing. A unified trading block which allowed countries very close to one another to interact on a business basis almost unfettered. We should extend that around the world to stop the crazy trade wars and countries subsidising their industries to gain political clout on the world stage. The European Union however, is empire building by a group of unelected psuedo intellectuals who believe that they know what is right and they will inflict their vision of the world on the proleteriate whether we like it or not. Should you question the vision they have you are a bigot, a racist or xenophobic and therefore your opinion musn't count as it doesn't agree with their narrow, liberal, bourgeois agenda. In fact, your opinion shouldn't just be ignored it should be pilloried and ridiculed to ensure no one else is brave enough to agree with you or state the same. There are more idealogs and bigots in the European Union and within the UK Remain camp than sit outside it. But, of course, they are right.