The esteemed Chuckles has this fixation about incompetence v malice, shared by many others. He’s right to ask this though:
Funny how the other EU members have all sorts of exemptions to ignore EU laws and directives, but the UK never does?
But then ignroes what he should know from all his reading:
Could it be that we and our lords and masters are simply thick and incompetent?
Notice how they carefully sidestep the fact that the current ones, hysterically pushed at great expense to all and sundry every year, are basically useless? That since they based on ‘what happened last year’, and a wild guess as to what’s going to happen this year.
That is so – that one is incompetence.
Whilst there is something to not attributing to malice that which can be explained by incompetence, it’s as well to abide by the other adage too – never turn a blind eye to obvious malice using incompetence as a smokescreen.
Now unless people have been closing their eyes when the EU has been discussed on this site, it’s pretty clear that there are some very ex-England specific measures designed to break us up and the very existence of Common Purpose, for all its incompetence, is still steeped in malice.