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Thread #160019   Message #3797150
Posted By: Teribus
23-Jun-16 - 01:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
McGrath of Harlow - 22 Jun 16 - 06:15 PM

The reforms the EU primarily needs are not "the EU rules regarding the UK". What would be good would be changes to the role of MEPs and the commissioners, and to the way legislation is initiated and agreed and modified - more clearly democratic institutions.

Good heavens Kevin I do hope that that idiot Carroll reads that - today we have a chance to get out of a system that is clearly ruining Europe economically and one that you see as being undemocratic, unrepresentative and totally lacking in transparency - yet you will vote to remain - mind you having just read back through that it doesn't sound all that different to the UK Labour Party.

It would appear that you want an organisation that cannot produce a signed off audited set of accounts to oversee and control the European Banking System - rather like putting the fox in charge of the hencoop.

As for the way the EU negotiates trade deals, as I have previously detailed - they haven't negotiated any which is why the Eurozone is stagnating and under dire threat. Years of work with no result because collectively the EU is protectionist, against free trade with the world and scared stiff of competition, which is bad for us and bad for the third world.

The EU is secretive because it is hopelessly inefficient, corrupt and unaccountable.

Work in trying to get those changes has hardly started. And the prime movers in getting those kind of things won't be national governments, it will be transnational alliances of political movements.

Other than UKIP out bursts openly critical of the EU in the EU Parliament I would dearly like to see any evidence of anyone trying to get those changes of yours advanced. Political movements within the EU Parliament are powerless they have voice but no power or clout. The Commission has the power (The UK's last two Commissioners have never been elected to any office and had no experience in Government yet there they were at the heart of the EU making laws and enforcing them) not the Parliament.