I remember taking a tour of Italy in 2003 and visiting a winery in the Chianti area of Tuscany. It was frankly astonishing to hear the owner talk about the European Union having specific limitations on the kinds of grapes he could grow and the quantity of grapes he could grow. I found this incredible. How could a democracy like Italy place those microscopic restraints on a winery, when the EU was an unelected group of bureaucrats with no accountability to this vineyard owner?
Since then the EU has gotten worse. Europe became basically borderless. Eastern Europeans crossed into Great Britain, worked as cheap labor, and undermined the British middle class. Sound familiar?