If you would read the information on my link you would know most of it goes trough a scan in a special train leaving only suspected or high risk containers needing an inspection. It is'nt that if the uk leaves the EU that the uk has to reinvent the wheel again, you can use solutions that have being proven effective elsewhere there's nothing wrong with that.So they will just allow it through without checks that what is on the manifest is actually in the container.
Yes there is a country called Switzerland they have referendums all the time, all referendums are binding and all you need is 50.000 signatures to start one and is working very well over there. So it is possible. The EU just elected an incompetent, corrupt, not fit for purpose women to take over Junckers position all behind closed doors. How that for democracy?I don't believe the EU is anti-democratic at all, but there will always be problems in finding the best form of democracy in an organisation of 27 members where the voters may have different political leanings, different priorities and information is controlled by different news media. The vast size and variety of the electorate means there has to be a large bureaucracy merely to function day-to-day. Sometimes that bureaucracy will err in its decision making processes, but those processes can be scrutinised and changed.
The nearest to a true democracy is government by a series of referendums, and we have seen where those can lead.
A livestream does'nt change the system nor does it say anything
I know I know !! Whilst I think Churchill was right to worry Britain's sacrifice would end up being forgotten or at least submerged - and the Holywood propaganda machine has to some extent enabled this, it was the USSR that tore the guts out of the Wehrmacht and paid the highest price in blood, whilst the USA supplied unbelievable amounts of war material to the other main allies. Even in post-communist modern Russia there has been some rehabilitation of Stalin, and the myth that Russia could have beaten the Germans on its own without the supplies that came from the West (Anthony Beevor relates this in a lecture), so Britain is not alone in trying to make WW2 the pinnacle of its historical achievement.Ahem*
The British, plus the USA, plus the USSR, plus assorted other countries ....
Switzerland is a relatively small country, and this is more feasible than say a country of 50 to 80 million people, at least on a regular basis. It's also a part of Swiss tradition, something lacking in the UK for instance. Referenda at EU would be monstrous to organise, so electing representatives is probably the best, if imperfect, form of democracy at trans-national level.Yes there is a country called Switzerland they have referendums all the time, all referendums are binding and all you need is 50.000 signatures to start one and is working very well over there. So it is possible.
It's bad for democracy, and I'm not sure you will garner much support from anywhere saying anything different. She has not yet been confirmed in office, and it is possible she might yet be stopped. I know a stock reply to this is that Britain is not in much of a position to criticise, e.g. the current PM contest and an unelected Upper Chamber, but that should not distract from the fact the EU does need reform.The EU just elected an incompetent, corrupt, not fit for purpose women to take over Junckers position all behind closed doors. How that for democracy?
So what should have happened in 1939?There is a line of argument that by declaring war in 1939 when not prepared for it, an out of touch British elite in a sense started WW2, they grossly over-estimated British strength, and when things fell apart the war spread to the whole of Europe and later beyond. Out of touch British elite seems to have an ominously contemporary ring to it ....
That’s nonsense. Are you trying to say that no EU nation has a veto? The UK uses its veto more than any other nation. For example, the UK vetoing the EU’s plan to stop Chinese steel dumping in Europe to save their steel industries. Recently, British Steel’s gone bust and one reason being cited is Chinese steel dumping. Every EU nation has a veto, Lisbon does not change that.No, once a law has gone through, there is no democratic means of forcing its repeal.
Parliament may approve or reject a legislative proposal from the Council, or propose amendments to it.
The Council is not legally obliged to take account of Parliament's opinion but in line with the case-law of the Court of Justice, it must not take a decision without having received it.
We don't have a veto any more. Not since Lisbon.
That is an extremely interesting question, though unfortunately continuing a tangent to the subject of the thread! One thing is sure - Hitler completely outwitted the democracies with his pact with Stalin, meaning he wouldn't have to fight a war on two fronts. That said, I have seen it argued that Britain at that time was at best a half-democracy. A settled elite doing its own thing in its own world, minding it own Empire.So what should have happened in 1939?
While being in breach of the key principles of the EU and also WTO rules. Repeating it does not change this.If you would read the information on my link you would know most of it goes trough a scan in a special train leaving only suspected or high risk containers needing an inspection. It is'nt that if the uk leaves the EU that the uk has to reinvent the wheel again, you can use solutions that have being proven effective elsewhere there's nothing wrong with that.
It does not have anything to do with it. This is more about the technical side in terms of how do you efficiently and still securely check loads of goods. not about whether or not trade deals are in place and so on.While being in breach of the key principles of the EU and also WTO rules. Repeating it does not change this.
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|Example of sentancing for bike theft - too lenient?||News & Current Affairs||17|
|Another example of religious privilege||News & Current Affairs||45|
|Examples of non political advocacy topics||Site Support||18|
|Classic examples of Irony||CC Cafe - General Chat||37|