“I make certain remarks here and there against the elephantine and unproductive organization known as the EU. I mean them. If ever an organization proliferated over-regulation and the reduction of the UK (as a member state) increasingly to a police state, this is it; moreover, a police state with fewer and fewer actual policemen in evidence on the streets to deal with the real criminals and far too many ‘jobsworths’ employed to read through our e-mails and regulate myriad other details of our personal lives. Honoré de Balzac put the general point rather well: ‘Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism, operated by pygmies.’ However, I mean no inferences to be drawn against the other individual member states themselves or their good citizens.”

Nicholas Storey, History of Men's Accessories: A Short Guide for Men About Town
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