Local MEP Paul Nuttall has voted against the new European Commission and pointed out that it is “an anti-democratic form of government.”
The new European Commissioners were introduced today to the European Parliament but along with his UKIP colleagues Mr Nuttall voted against them.
“This was not on a personal level against the Commissioners but because it it is not a democratic form of government,” he explained.
“Interestingly despite all his anti-EU rhetoric David Cameron’s Tory MEPs covered all the bases, with some abstaining, some for and some against. In reality the Conservatives have no intention of shaking the EU tree.
“What worries me is that the general public don’t understand what the European Commission really is. It is the executive, it is the Government of Europe and it has the sole right to propose legislation.
“It does so in consultation with 3,000 secret committees staffed mainly by big business and big capital and all the legislation is proposed in secret. And once something becomes a European law, it is the European Commission that has the sole right to propose repeal or change of that legislation.”
“The means by which the European Commission is the law maker goes against the concept of democracy because there is nothing the electorate can do to change a single piece of European law,” said Mr Nuttall, deputy party leader.
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