posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 03:15 PM
Its only "undemocratic" because thats how BritGov PLC wants you to see it. All EU Member States have a number of MEP's which are democratically and
directly elected by their citizens. It's only the case of the UK where BritGov PLC decided to undemocratically directly appoint our MEP's on our
behalf, rather than let us vote for them.
In any case, like it or not, we need the EU to survive. As a small country we cannot grow enough staples to supply ourselves with food, we have to
import from the EU, which at the moment as an EU member state, we do so tax free. If we leave the EU, that tax free movement of goods would be ended,
and prices of food would skyrocket.
Now some people would point to Norway and say they get free movement of goods, and are not a member state. Yes, that is true, but the UK would not be
afforded that privilege. Norway gets it because Norway has something the EU wants, gas. We have nothing the EU want, therefore no bargaining chip. The
EU holds all the cards, and they know it.
Just to point out, that we don't produce enough electricity for our own needs, and have to "import" it from France. Our power generation capacity
is going to drop as well, as coal fired plants are shut down, and the new CGT (combined gas turbine) plants are not yet ready to go online. So if we
left the EU, we'd have rolling blackouts, and hideously overpriced power.
At the moment, London is the EU's financial nervecenter, but considering finances are all done digitally these days, it wouldn't take them more than
a week to relocate that to Germany if we left.
I don't like a monolithic EU superstate much either, I value my Britishness, but I do recognise the sad truth of it. They have us over an economic
barrel, they know it, and anyone with a brain also knows it, and they are going to leverage it.
It does have some good points however, the EU forced the UK to adopt a formal Right of Free Speech. It blocked a number of unfair UK laws, such as the
eternal retention of the DNA database, and many more.
Please bear in mind that most of the horror stories we hear about the EU, in the UK, is just government spin. The government has an agenda to leave,
probably so it can apply various unfair laws that the EU blocked (speculation), and its making it your agenda by media spin.