Monday, November 14, 2011

The End of Democracy in Europe

Everyone treats it like it is such a good thing. Italy and Greece have new governments. But what does that really mean? Debt crisis: live - Telegraph
What we have witnessed is a coup d’├ętat: bloodless and genteel, but a coup d’├ętat none the less. In Athens and in Rome, elected prime ministers have been toppled in favour of Eurocrats – respectively a former Vice-President of the European Central Bank and a former European Commissioner.

Both countries now have what are called ‘national governments’, though they have been put together for the sole purpose of implementing policies that would be rejected in a general election.
So if the people don't get a say, and the mere mention of a referendum in Greece was enough to send everyone into a fit of hysterics, what kind of government is it?

1 comment:

SiGraybeard said...

I get the impression from the lone voice of sanity we hear from over there, Daniel Hannan, that the coup was when the EU was formed and all power went to Brussels. Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that rule over every aspect of life.

This is a bad example, but just the latest.