Re: Falling on sword time?
"why do remainers keep spouting this ludicrous nonsense?"
General distrust of the competance of the government of the day?
"British consumer and data protection law has consistently been tougher than EU minima, and tougher than those implemented by other EU countries"
That is debatable - there are/were procedings in place by the EU against the government, as the Data Protection Act 1998 is not actually compliant with the Directive 95/46/EC. The govenment won't reveal the details of non-compliance as it would jeopardise international trade.
The Sales of Goods Act 1960 gave a longer period of time to commence action against a seller than the European standard. However, the standard European implementation of 2011/83/EU gives a minimum of 2 year guarantee - the UK implementation does not (it states "reasonable period", which some retailers take the mickey with).
"You always have the right to a minimum 2-year guarantee at no cost, regardless of whether you bought your goods online, in a shop or by mail order.
This 2-year guarantee is your minimum right, however national rules in your country may give you extra protection."