posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 01:24 PM
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: ForteanOrg
A majority is a majority no matter which way you look at it.
But a very tiny majority should never be the trigger for such a major change like the Brexit. True democracy respects the rights of the minorities and
tries to find a solution - the famous third way - that satisfies a very large part of the population, not just half + 1. That has never been tried in
the UK, but is the normal practice in my country.
Please give me examples of EU 'efficiency'.
According to the EU Commission’s HR key figures card, on January 2014 the European Commission had about 33039 civil servants. Only about 21500 of
those civil servants work in Brussels, the other 12000 work in other European and non-European countries. That might sound like a lot, but in
comparison it is a VERY efficient civil service. The British Revenue and Customs administration alone has 80000 civil servants. The US federal
government employs 1,8 million people. And if we only look at the civil servants on the federal level of the German administration, this already
relatively small administration employs about 315.000 federal ‘beamter’.
A very recent study about the cost of non-Europe shows that we could save 800 billion € through further integration. 260 billion € could be saved
if we would have a single digital market. 235 billion € if we would have a single market for consumer and citizens. 61 billion € we could save by
coordinating our fiscal policies on the European level. 50 billion € if we would integrate our energy markets, 26 billion € if we would integrate
our defences. And so on.