Recently I encountered yet another one of those anti-EU campaigners who prefer their ’ancient rights and freedoms’ to the existence of the European Union. The Magna Carta (1215) seems to be a favourite reference.
Is their belief based on a myth or on rational thought?
I invite readers to make a comparison.
Read the text of the Magna Carta in an English translation, available here with an introductory note:
Then turn to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, published in the Official Journal of the European Union 14.12.2007 C 303/1.
After reading both, make your informed decision. Which Charter do you opt for and why?