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This is a normal post as if it matters, here's what actually happens:
The European Commission has the initiative to propose legislation. During the ordinary legislative procedure, the Council (which are ministers from member state governments) and the European Parliament (elected by citizens) can make amendments and must give their consent for laws to pass.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:36, Reply)
This is a normal post You mean
it bypasses our parliament entirely?
Thanks for confirming.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Of course the EU legislative process bypasses our parliament
if you don't think that's a good idea for a trading bloc of 27 countries which in many cases have upper and lower houses and totally uncoordinated legislative agendas - then there's no talking to you. Also, I was correcting your statement about the Commission - I don't want to get sucked into another tedious EU debate now the horse has bolted...
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:44, Reply)
This is a normal post I think you
just misinterpreted it but happy not to have a pointless debate.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:58, Reply)
This is a normal post I think you don't know what you're talking about

(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 14:23, Reply)
This is a normal post It's a good way
to shut down debate.
Nuff said, innit?
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 15:47, Reply)
This is a normal post It does not bypass our government though
The part of our government which is in Brussels gets to have a say.

Your argument is like saying Nottingham council decisions do not go through Bristol council so they are undemocratic.

This is of course utter rubbish.

They still happen through a democratic process under the supervision of elected officials.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 13:58, Reply)
This is a normal post the 'anti-democratic' argument is all related to xenophobia and parochialism
It's not rational if you think about any of it for a millisecond
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 14:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Maybe think about it a tad longer than that eh?
And if you want to talk democracy wasn't the EU recently threatening to remove Polands voting rights?
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 15:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Personally,
I enjoy the way they have forced hundreds of thousands of the people they are meant to represent into poverty in order to make political points.
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 15:11, Reply)
This is a normal post I'll humour you
Can you tell me how we can remove those parts of our government from Brussels who get to have this say in a democratic manner if they turn out not to be doing as we'd like?
(, Wed 13 Sep 2017, 15:58, Reply)