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    @hibs.net private member Hibbyradge's Avatar
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    We shouldn't have European elections

    I've been out and there's a hint of sherry on my lips, so forgive me if this post is even more drivel than usual.

    Why do we elect our MEPs?

    What do they do?

    Why aren't they appointed by Parliament?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    I've been out and there's a hint of sherry on my lips, so forgive me if this post is even more drivel than usual.

    Why do we elect our MEPs?

    What do they do?

    Why aren't they appointed by Parliament?
    If they donít do anything, why are they being accused of usurping UK democracy?

    Simple google will show you numerous improvements such as paid holidays and workers rights which have come from Europe as well as consumer protection and environmental protection.

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    Brexiteers continually claim that the EU is undemocratic. The EU system is not dissimilar to the UK one. The EU Parliament and Commission both have to agree before legislation is passed.

    The EU parliament is made up of MEPs elected by the people in the EU elections and they then form political groups like our party system, with the aim of building political policy based on common interest.

    The EU commission is made up of 28 commissioners nominated by the individual member states and sent there to represent the views of those individual member states.

    For legislation to be adopted it has to pass through both the Parliament and Commission, not unlike our house of commons and house of lords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    I've been out and there's a hint of sherry on my lips, so forgive me if this post is even more drivel than usual.

    Why do we elect our MEPs?

    What do they do?

    Why aren't they appointed by Parliament?
    (1) To maintain a geographic link between representative and represented. We elect our MEPs, the French elect theirs, and so on.

    (2) Is the right answer something to do with the shape of bananas?

    (3) Because Parliament is full of traitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    I've been out and there's a hint of sherry on my lips, so forgive me if this post is even more drivel than usual.

    Why do we elect our MEPs?

    What do they do?

    Why aren't they appointed by Parliament?
    Was heartened when I saw there was a late night alcohol induced post. I thought we had a new contender to fill the Tornadoes void, sadly your post didnít contain anything about Brigadoon, separatists or any Richard Leonard soundbites. Thereís room for improvement Hibbyradge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    If they donít do anything, why are they being accused of usurping UK democracy?

    Simple google will show you numerous improvements such as paid holidays and workers rights which have come from Europe as well as consumer protection and environmental protection.
    I fully support the EU and what it does.

    I was just wondering what the individual MEPs do. We don't get coverage of debates and votes etc in the European Parliament hence my ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Modfather View Post
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    Was heartened when I saw there was a late night alcohol induced post. I thought we had a new contender to fill the Tornadoes void, sadly your post didnít contain anything about Brigadoon, separatists or any Richard Leonard soundbites. Thereís room for improvement Hibbyradge.
    Mon the Europeansh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    I fully support the EU and what it does.

    I was just wondering what the individual MEPs do. We don't get coverage of debates and votes etc in the European Parliament hence my ignorance.
    Pretty sure itís on BBC Parliament sometimes.

    Also, you can go online and watch debates.

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    I wonder if that's all part of our Brexit 'problem'?... From what I've heard the goings on at the EU parliament are much more widely reported elsewhere compared to here in the UK.

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    We elect the MEPs who then elect the higher ups.

    Unlike the UK. Where the higher ups are a completely unelected House of Lords and Head of State.

    But the Brexiteer thinks that's somehow more democratic.

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