Definition of destroy
1 : to ruin the structure, organic existence, or condition of destroyed the files also : to ruin as if by tearing to shreds
The best-known example is our fishing industry – although, even in this case, I doubt that most people are aware of the full extent of the damage. Britain used to enjoy fishing areas that extended up to 200 miles from our coast. Under the terms under which we joined the EU, this distance was reduced to just 12 miles – and even that has depended on a concession that has to be renewed every 10 years. The biggest effect on this once-great industry was in the early years. But even now, the damage continues. British landings of fish were down to 756,000 tonnes in 2014 – a 19 per cent decline since 1998. We have lost access to fishing sales that would otherwise now be worth £2 billion a year. And the EU rules are crass and wasteful into the bargain, with thousands of tonnes of fish being discarded – just thrown away. As if this were not bad enough, we have to donate British taxpayers’ money to other fishing countries – particularly Greece and Poland.
Many of us will have had forebears who fought in the wars of the last century when Britain went to war to preserve the sovereignty of European nation states . Then Ed Heath came a long and by the stroke of a pen , began the process which meant the gradual surrender of British sovereignity , to an undemocratic supersate designed by Germans for the benefit of Germany the only country to benefit financially from the "Club of Rome". . EEC, EU , Fourth Reich , Europe. .