On The EUs Naughty Step

Graham Charles Lear
3 min readApr 7, 2022

Yesterday the EU Commission announced its latest list of ‘infringements’ of EU law committed by its member countries. I have delved into the very long list of live cases on the Commission’s list. Including 22 cases against the UK — most of them after we voted to leave

I reveal a summary of the 2,041 cases of infringements of EU law currently cited by the EU Commission. These are active cases that range from notices telling a country to obey EU law (or else) to cases where countries have failed to act and which are being brought to the EU’s Court of Justice.

The EU Commission’s list of member countries on the ‘naughty step’

The top 10 naughtiest kids in the Commission’s classroom

  1. Greece: 106
  2. Spain: 106
  3. Italy: 98
  4. Belgium: 97
  5. Bulgaria: 97
  6. Poland: 97
  7. Czechia: 95
  8. Portugal: 87
  9. Romania: 87
  10. Slovenia: 78
  11. UK: 22

You should note that the country in which the EU has its base — Belgium — is no.4 on the list.

The UK traditionally offended the least. Only seven of the live cases against the UK pre-date the EU Referendum. The majority were claimed by the EU Commission after the British people voted to leave the EU.

What have these countries done wrong?

The list of the different offences committed by EU member countries is long.

The offences include failures to obey a very wide range of measures decided by Brussels, showing just how far the EU has ‘infringed’ on the sovereignty of its member states.

As the years pass there are fewer and fewer areas of public policy where EU27 countries may determine their own policies. The EU’s tentacles have gradually extended deeper and deeper into the fabric of each country’s laws, constitutions, and ways of life.

The ‘naughty step’ in the EU Commission’s classroom is in fact a ‘naughty staircase’

It includes every one of the 27 member countries of the EU. There is not one well-behaved country still sitting at its desk in the Commission’s classroom.

When the United Kingdom was still a member it was one of the best behaved of them all. The moment the British people voted to leave, however, a rash of cases were brought against the UK by the vindictive Commission, and some of these are still open. Most cases take many years to resolve, so my chart above is a fair reflection of the fact that the UK obeyed EU laws more than any other country.

For the EU to have more than 2,000 open cases against its own member countries shows just how far the Commission has intruded into the lives of the citizens in each country.

Once again this shows the extent to which the EU has moved from being a friendly trading bloc to a totalitarian, unelected edifice, controlling the lives of over 440 million people.

This is the world into which the Rejoin campaign of Baron Andrew Adonis and his European Movement https://graham100200.medium.com/the-man-behind-the-plot-to-get-rid-of-an-elected-british-prime-minister-1aefb52e7af1 would have us re-submerge our identity an EU that when Russia invaded Ukraine talked the talk but failed to act and when it did had to follow the UK's decisive action against Russia, the same UK that the EU and its avid groupies like Adonis and his equal lapdogs said that once we leave we will lose influence in the world. The reality is that the UK and its Tory Government led by PM Johnson have led the way even before Russia invaded Ukraine. Where the UK tread others follow in our footsteps. It's why Ukrainian soldiers scream GOD SAVE THE QUEEN when they fire missiles at the Russians. You dont hear them scream god save Biden or god save Ursula Von Der Leyen. Its why president Volodymyr Zelensky has praised the PM


Sources: EU Commission



Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.