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Do you really think that a federal EU state is going to be anymore democratic than the nation states?

That the elites will be more responsive at the federal level than at the national level?

That a federal Europe will be more egalitarian and not more elitist?

That the market-state of Europe will be run by us?

At least with a Confederation of Nation States there are some checks and balances provided by national parliaments. In terms of politicians and political access, a Federal EU would be a pale reflection of a Federal USA once the cheering has died away.

Eats cheroots and leaves.

by NeutralObserver on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 01:06:59 PM EST
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