The following is a tad ‘late in the day’ (began it and then forget it). However it is still pertinent when consider the subject matter.
This article has much with which to wonder just what
Donald Duck Donald Tusk has to say, as do the remarks of Alison McGovern who is a Labour Member of Parliament.
To take the latter first, not one Member State is a ‘rule maker’ as ‘standards and rules’ are set by various United Nations bodies in order to harmonize trade between nations. In that regard membership of the European Union means that not only are Member States ‘rule takers’ by said membership of the European Union, but so are the European Union when it is remembered that 80% of ‘rules’ which the European Union impose emanate from said United Nation bodies.