Daniel Hannan presents “Ten reasons to leave the EU” which are debunked by the author Jon Worth
10. Oh, and we’d be a democracy again.
So what are we now? Is Hannan questioning his own democratic legitimacy? The EU is, far and away, the most democratic of all the international structures we belong to. It has its own directly elected Parliament, Charter of Rights and Court. Compare that to the IMF, World Bank, NATO, OECD, WTO etc. It should also be borne in mind that the Treaty of Lisbon, opposed by Hannan, for the first time gives countries the right to leave the EU and improves its democracy.
Scottish and Welsh Nationalists know many reasons to leave the UK as well which is not even a Republic, still governed by a German Royal Dynasty… And maybe it was not a very good idea for many former UK colonial states to leave the Empire. To my knowledge the UK is no colony of the EU but a state which drives the Union. So the post-colonial discourse seems a bit odd.