Consider this. The European hierarchy might seek to pursue a course that runs contrary to British interests.
- Britain could stand against it in the Council of Europe
- It could oppose it at the European Commission level
- At a European Council meeting Britain could vote against it
- Every British MEP could vote against it in the European Parliament
But if we are in the minority, the decision taken becomes binding. This is a consequence of supranational governance. The only way the UK's interests can be preserved is to negotiate agreements and co-operate on an intergovernmental basis. That requires us to leave the EU.