Saturday 16 December 2017

EU institutions' blatant disregard for democracy

German chancellor Angela Merkel
German chancellor Angela Merkel
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* The response of pro-EU officials to the massive rise of so-called Eurosceptic candidates across Europe is quite worrying. Angela Merkel reckons that the way for France to respond to its people voting for anti-EU representatives is to give them "jobs and growth", while the head of the eurozone finance ministers group, Jereon Dijsselbloem, sees it as an "assignment" for the EU.

Those sort of responses demonstrate perfectly the undemocratic nature of the EU and of those who fervently support it.

It seems that in their determination to centralise as much power and sovereignty as possible in EU institutions, pro-EU officials and politicians have completely dismissed the prospect that the people actually made a clear-headed and genuine decision to vote for the politicians that shared their view of an insidious and overbearing EU government.

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