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    1. Boris Johnson is, again, pouring his poison into the ears of the people. So take a short walk with me (thetimes.co.uk/article/2e0aaa…).

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    2. The "ruling" mentioned is Vnuk. It concerns legislation interpreted by the European Court in a surprising way (google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sourc…).

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    3. This happens in all legal systems. The legislation is imperfectly drafted and a court decision catches people out.

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    4. What you expect to happen - and is happening here - is that there is a consultation and then legislation gets amended.

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    5. Boris Johnson says the episode makes him glad Britain had voted for Brexit. He's suggesting outside the EU such things won't happen.

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    6. This might make you interested in how "Britain" voted on the legislation in question. So I checked.

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    8. I don't how leaving the EU will protect us from the consequences of our own decisions. And I don't suppose Boris Johnson does either.

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    9. I suppose it might mean that deceptive politicians, aided by poor journalism, have to work harder to mislead the public. [ENDS]

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