Mothering Sunday

There was a bit of a discussion on Facebook about claims that the EU was not democratic. There were various allegations and refutations about the setting up of the EU, but no mention of the EU Parliament. So, although I should know better, I said my two pennyworth . . .

And . . . the European Parliament was elected via a better electoral system than that in use for General Elections in the UK. Where we lived at that time those elections produced MEPs who were streets ahead, quality wise, of the individuals we had “representing” us at Westminster.The first of those two (both women) told us that she enquired of a local journalist as to why her doings as an MEP never got reported. “Because my Editor would spike it”, was the reply.

That MEP also organised educational visits to Brussels which were extremely good. In 50+ years as a UK voter no local MP has ever suggested a visit to Westminster.”Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, dēmokratiā, from dēmos ‘people’ and kratos ‘rule’)[1] is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing legislators.” (Wikipedia).

In the aforementioned 50+ years I have never once been represented by a UK legislator of my choice.Just sayin’.

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