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Welcome to your future. An EU mindset that is arrogant, anti-democratic and frankly scary

European Parliament to ban Eurosceptic groups - Telegraph

The European Union assembly’s political establishment is pushing through changes that will silence dissidents by changing the rules allowing Euro-MPs to form political groupings.

Richard Corbett, a British Labour MEP, is leading the charge to cut the number of party political tendencies in the Parliament next year, a move that would dissolve UKIP’s pan-European Eurosceptic “Independence and Democracy” grouping.

Under the rule change, the largest and most pro-EU groups would tighten their grip on the Parliament’s political agenda and keep control of lavish funding.

Mr Corbett’s proposals will also give the President of the Parliament sweeping powers to approve or reject parliamentary questions.

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, claimed that the move goes hand in hand with the denial of popular votes on the new EU Treaty.

”Welcome to your future. This shows an EU mindset that is arrogant, anti-democratic and frankly scary,” he said.

”These people are so scared of public opinion they are willing to set in stone the right to ignore it. Freedom requires the governing elite to be held to account. They must be getting very worried if they are enacting such dictatorial powers for themselves.”

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A truly frightening development. "Throughout his career, Richard Corbett has been a strong advocate of EU reform and has a particular interest in improving democratic accountability by continuing to increase the European Parliament’s power within EU institutions" (Wikipedia). How on earth can this proposal improve democratic accountability?

"How on earth can this proposal improve democratic accountability?" Er, we're talking about the European Union that is designed for the convenience of pan-European big business in order to destroy all vestiges of national individuality. Democratic accountability is a barrier to the project.

The way things are going,within a few years it might be time to start stockpiling rifles and learn how to make homemade explosives because I cannot see any other way to stop these power mad dictators.Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.

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