Here’s another example of the EU’s hideous strength – the way, that is, in which, as well as being undemocratic in itself, it requires its constituent nations to sacrifice a measure of their internal democracy to sustain the requirements of membership.
Ireland used to have exemplary rules on the conduct of referendums, which provided for the distribution of a summary of each side’s case to every household and a fair allocation of broadcast time. In order to get the Nice Treaty through, these rules were altered, with the result that all Irish referendums, not just those on the EU, are now conducted in a biased way.
To see the practical consequences, look at this website – supposedly a factual and informative resource paid for by the government…. Read More at source