A recent legal paper by the European Central Bank deals with the subject: “Withdrawal and Expulsion from the EU and EMU: Some reflections”. The passage which sticks out like a 'sore thumb' concerns the idea of national sovereignty:
"The fact that EU membership is voluntary is not in itself conclusive since sovereignty is … given full expression in the right of any State to join a particular organisation, or not; but once a State decides to enter an organisation it is no longer free, and its own wishes are no longer decisive".
'once a state decides to enter an organisation it is no longer free, and its own wishes are no longer decisive' - WTF! Firstly we, the people, were not f'ing asked!! If joining EU membership is voluntary then so is a divorce - and we don't see why we have to wait 2 years while you bastards strip Britain of every bloody asset it has as 'compensation'! Secondly, 'its own wishes are no longer decisive' should finally shut up all those Europhiles who bleat on that Britain has not lost its sovereignty!!
Well Gordon, Dave and Nick? And you want to 'govern' Britain? How? Your master in Brussels have spoken - your own wishes are no longer decisive!