Leave was about taking back decision making from unelected Eurocrats, who have always been envious of the UK's success globally.
The figurehead for the Leave campaign (Farage) was a 'Eurocrat', he was an MEP - an elected member of the European Parlament. Can you name the non-elected ones so I can look up what they do and their impact on British laws?
If you're referring to the Commission then nothing they do passes without the elected representatives (MEPs) vote. Additionally the members of the Commission are put forward by our own elected representatives (MPs in the UK).
Democracy is not the issue here, it can't be when only 35% bothered to vote in the last EU elections.
Nigel Farage is still an MEP.
You need to look at Jean Claud Junker for a start, 'elected' in a secret ballot as EU commissioner, he was the only candidate, true 'Eu democracy' in action, just a jumped up civil servant who lauds it as Eu president. David Cameron was seriously opposed to his election, and the way it was done. As ex Luxembourg president has he ever done anything to prevent the massive tax fraud and money laundering that goes through Luxembourg? or anywhere else?
You are correct in saying "Democracy is not the issue here" its lack of it....one vote in 43 years...
and there was a turnout of 72.2 % of UK voters for the Eu vote not 35%.
I for one voted for tangible reasons and one of them is gut instinct.
Over the last 10 years our exports to the Eu have fallen by about 20% from what they were in 2011. Yes the Eu output is currently growing by whatever %...its not difficult to improve when things were really bad. How much of that ‘growth’ is hype? artificial bond buying, or quantitive easing or artificial ‘leverage’? or the Rotterdam effect of our trade ?
Despite not being allowed to sort trade with other countries other than the EU we have a positive trade balance of £40 billion with the rest of the world and a negative one of £80 billion with the EU. Can the EU afford to pay a tariff on that? Even our own government has doubts about the validity of the figures from EU trade due to the Rotterdam effect, which distorts the unaudited figures.
As a country we have got enough about us to thrive without a short sited undemocratic dictatorial bureaucratic expensive non-productive impractical unsustainable organisation holding us back. We are a relatively small but very capable nation, and need to make our own decisions, instead of having to be in a very expensive club with only 1 vote in 28. We have enough going on in this country without subsidising about 20 others, and having to swallow what they vote for.
Why should we stay in an expensive homogenous experimental mess? I for one am British and proud of it. The whole basic Eu setup and idea is fundamentally and massively flawed, in many ways, history repeats itself unless you learn from it. They are charging for trying to reinvent the wheel, (having never seen existing ones), dictating how to do it, with their heads in the sand, and one leg out to boot the can down the road.
I have yet to see anything positive about or from the Eu…for the man on the street or road there is nothing, it’s a pointless expensive beurocrapic non-pragmatic wasteland.
The Brits are known as the thinking man of Europe, think about it, we are bigger than that.