I recently left a comment on an Eurativ article and was delighted to find that "Anne" (who I think I know through her many informative posts with various other bloggers) left this comment :
Anne has commented on: "Eurosceptics admit EU membership 'is in UK interest'":
"Ms May has just informed us that our Government has decided that we are to be snooped on, telephones tapped, e-mails etc to protect children etc. What she did not say was that our elected Government that we pay to govern us, is only following orders of the Unelected would be EU Government through DIRECTIVE 2006/24/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC.
As a UK Government took us into the EC/EEC/EU WITHOUT A REFERENDUM, it is up to our UK Government to take us out. We had no referendum to go in, we do not need one to come out. If a UK government EVER WANTS TO GAIN ANY CREDIBILITY OR RESPECT OR TO EVEN GOVERN THIS COUNTRY EVER AGAIN, IT should make the decision to repeal the European Communities Act 1972/3 immediately and then repudiate all EU Treaties.
Once THAT is done, we will however, have a referendum after we are OUT of the EU altogether, to see "if we have done the right thing-similar to the referendum we had when we were asked if we wanted to remain in the Treaty of Rome in 1975 after the British Government took us into that Organisation and the people were told lie after lie what the European Community was all about. Yet all in that Parliament at that time-as you do Know NOW-knew it was about the one State of European Union"
I had been looking into this for the last few days and the amount of documentation you have go through is quite confusing. Richard North and Witterings from Witney are both fantastic at finding the origins of all things "regulatory" that suddenly seem to emerge from nowhere.
Now you know where the Snoopers Charter comes from but you can bet your life, much of the content came from the UK in the first place. They've been trying this one on us for years.