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Thread #165570 Message #4013478
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Oct-19 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
By the way, there is no "unelected superstate." The Commission can suggest and promote policy but cannot enact it. Each nation appoints its representative on the Commission. The European Council consists of the ELECTED heads of each of the 28 states. The Council provides political direction but (please listen...) has no legislative powers. The European Parliament is entirely elected by the electorates of the nation states and is the only EU body that can execute legislation. Generally, policy direction and new legislation, including regulations, are routinely arrived at by general consensus. You can't make a superstate out of 28 fiercely independent nations. I advise you in this regard to apprise yourself of the tiny proportions of both nation-state GDPs and nation-state legislation that has anything at all to do with the EU. You'll be disappointed to find that all the nations enjoy an overwhelming amount of independence when that is put alongside the influence of the EU. You've been taken in by talk of bent bananas and duck eggs, like all your rabid brexiteer compatriots. Perhaps you've also been taken in by the denial that out GDP will plummet by between five and seven percent shortly after brexit. Poor you. Poor us.