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The United Kingdom is no longer a democracy

The United Kingdom is no longer a democracy.

What is the definition of a democracy? I don’t normally cite wikipedia but I thought their definition was apt: 

Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.

Political self-determination. Such an elegant way of saying that the people of the country should determine their own destiny. 

So what if I told you that the UK is no longer a democracy. That it instead transfers the majority of its powers to Brussels (EU). You would probably argue that I am wrong because even though EU law overrides a vast number of UK laws, we do elect MEP’s who are our representatives.

What is the most important role of democracy? It is the ability for the people to remove any representative in power who they don’t agree with as a majority. The fact that not one single taxpaying citizen in the UK can remove any of the european commssion members is why we no longer live in a democracy. We have no control over the rule makers.

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The unanswerable EU

The unanswerable EU

This image shows the structure of the european union. Let me ask you this. What happens when the commission creates a new law that the majority don’t like? Well the law doesn’t (or sometimes does) get through the european parliament. So what happens if this keeps happening? Nothing because none of the commissioners can be removed by the general public. They are unaccountable, unanswerable and unmovable.

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