British voting power in the EU
- Is almost non- existent?
Eurofacts 17th December
Vol 10 No 5/6
voting weight or ‘power’ in the key EU institutions is now so low (as is
that of all other EU member- states) that it can’t be long before the
Commission proposes abolishing voting altogether. Consider: -
Voting Weight in the Council of Ministers:
UK votes out of 321 in total from 1st November 2004. If Romania and Bulgaria join the EU in 2007,
UK voting weight will drop to 8.4 %, and even further as more countries join.
[The wonderful trough of goodies which Britain in
particular will have to pay for in increased contributions - it is no wonder
that France and Germany will do almost anything to keep us in the EU in order
that they are spared holding the baby with a very –very expensive label.]
Voting Weight in the European Parliament:- 2.6%
are 732 MEP’s in total of which 87 are British, from seven different
political parties. The 87 British
MEP’s never vote as a bloc. There
are 19 MEP’s from the party-Labour-currently forming the British
Government. Those 19 MEP’s tend to
vote as Downing Street wishes. 19
divided by 732 is 2.6 per cent.)
Voting Weight in the European Commission:-
per cent maximum.
are 25 Commission members of whom one is British. Even if the UK Commissioner
Mr Mandelson, voted to defend British interests, which he has promised to do,
the UK’s voting weight would be 1 divided by 25, or 4 per cent.)
Voting Weight at the European Court of justice:- 4.0 per cent maximum.
of the 25 member states has one judge at the Court; and, like Commissions, they
are not supposed to favour their own country.
So the maximum UK voting weight would be 1 divided by 25, or 4.per cent.
average of UK weights in the Council. Parliament, Commission and Court of
Justice is around 5 per cent.
NOW THAT’S! WHAT [BLAIR AND HOWARD] CALLS
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Daniel Hannan - Forming an OPPOSITION to the EU
WITH THE ONLY PARTY WITH A MANDATE
TO SET YOU
TO RECLAIM YOUR DEMOCRACY DON'T VOTE FOR THE
TRIPARTITE PARTIES IN WESTMINSTER
SMALL PARTIES THAT SPEAK THEIR MINDS
WITHOUT SPIN AND LIES.
Home Rule for Scotland
HOME RULE for
[All underlined words have a separate
THE QUESTION THAT THE VOTER MUST ANSWER
‘DO YOU WISH TO BE GOVERNED BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE, LAWAND CUSTOM OR BY
THE CORRUPT ,EXPENSIVE UNACCOUNTABLE AND ALIEN BUSYBODY BRUSSELS’
-SIMPLE IS IT NOT?