Re: Mission creep
Economic unions are political, else they could not function, much of the mission creep was inevitable. The mistake was to appear to extend beyond simply creating a level playing field with fair rules. Poor communication from MEPs and other parts of the EU Administration has resulted in widespread distrust and a lack of understanding of any of the work they do.
Somewhat ironically we will now start to negotiate all over again with multiple nations and bodies to establish our new place in the world, there will be wins and concessions and the body of this work will be carried out by non-elected, faceless civil servants.