Apparently we need the EU - without any democratic mandate from the British people - to give us four weeks paid holidays, flexible working hours, cut price calls to mobiles, parental leave, protection for part-time workers and a response to the economic downturn. Strangely, I thought that was what Parliament was for.
The other two great achievements of the EU - a single market and tackling climate change internationally - might well be legitimate. But do they need a federal constitution, European President and monetary union? Or just a co-operative and trading organisation?