Functionaries are not voted in

Your correspondent, Peter Webb, writes (Bexhill Observer, June 3): “We have no more control over budgets planned and spent by mandarins in Westminster than functionaries in Brussels.”

No, Mr Webb, you have been misinformed. You get your chance to vote in General Elections for our Parliament and thus have a small but tiny input, but you have absolutely no say in the governance of the EU – none whatsoever.

The aforesaid functionaries are never voted in (by the public), and consequently there is no way that they can be voted out. The outrageousness of this is difficult for we in Britain to truly comprehend, accustomed as we are to open and honest democracy.

Do not be deceived into thinking that the European Parliament is democratic. It is not. It is merely a façade to rubber stamp the decisions of the European Commission (analogous to our Civil Service) which is unelected and therefore unsackable. If you are happy with this charade then go ahead and vote to stay in.

County Cllr. Michael Phillips, UKIP

De La Warr Road

Bexhill

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