Bill Haddow wrote:johnm wrote:
The EU is not a country but it is a single market
With a single set of rules, but a plethora of approaches to their observance and enforcement.
Indeed, just like any other market because you missed out the most important word "interpretation" which applies to all rules.
"Rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools". Wise men look behind the rules and understand why they were made and act accordingly, which may mean some bending when it makes sense...as well as putting them into the context of the local environment and culture.