started off well with Magna Carta and then kinda got complacent. On separating from Europe we should have a Bill of Rights or something similar to enshrine in law the positive aspects of the EU laws. The Germans have made bloody internet access a human right and want it to be EU wide. That means we could sue the ISPs who let us down.... really? would that help anyone?
Powers that have gone include the ability for us to negotiate our own trade deals as we are inside a customs union and at the WTO meetings we are represented by a Eurocrat.
Foreign policy powers have gone as the EU wants a unified foreign policy.
Control of our borders has gone. At a time of mass youth unemployment, we're still open doors for young people seeking unskilled employment. We need a system like Australia more than ever until the economy recovers.
The common agricultural policy is just plain crap and actually seriously damages providers in Africa, etc. We then give them aid which damages them further - there is evidence to show that like for like countries with and without aid do better without it. What they want is for us to stop the extra duty so they can trade with us on an equal footing.
Powers over our own fishing - 100,000 (estimated) fishing jobs have gone since the common fisheries policy came in.
The power to NOT give them about £54 million a day. Do you realise that without PFI, the NHS would be in approx £2billion surplus? We could have afforded all the schools and hospitals we wanted if we weren't paying such an extreme amount of money in order to be 'grateful' that we get some back to invest in wave power and graphene. Oh Thanks, EU. We could afforded that ourselves quite happily without you.
Oh and the several hundred thousand you gave to the acting chimps with their belching song was really rather splendid, too.
EDIT: and another thing that boils my piss - that we're forced to get energy from renewables. A fine sentiment but not one that will help the environment one bit. A wind turbine saves emissions? No. Not when you examine it as part of the entire system that is the national grid. Nuclear output isn't quickly and easily modulated but gas is. Because the wind might stop blowing whilst demand remains the same, we have to have the entire capacity of wind backed up by gas turbines and because of the variable nature of wind, these have to be left on spinning reserve. It's the same as keeping your engine running at the lights so you can react instantly except much less efficient. Due to this matching of output and constantly running gas turbines, the actual emissions savings are somewhere between trivial and nil. So we've fucked our countryside for nothing and these eyesores will never cover their own "carbon cost" of construction never mind actually save emissions. When you consider the emissions the EU and the UK actually produce, we're pissing in the sea anyway. But we must obey as the EU says it's good for us, even though their own scientific report on the subject said that it's only really a display as the emissions savings globally even if the entire EU complied would be negligible at huge cost. We need Gen 3II nuclear reactors as a stop gap for Gen 4 and then fusion. Simple as. 3II fission practically everything and you can throw certain types of waste into them to fission as well and Gen 4 will fission everything. No waste. This is the way forward which is being hampered by public opinion being tainted by morons in Russia and imbaciles in Japan who ran old designs next to a geological phenomenon called "the ring of fire". Sound clever? No. Then the Germans knee jerk and go and shut down their entire nuclear industry. Are you next to a volcano or large fault line? No? Are you running dangerous experiments in poorly d