The light of democracy is being extinguished across the continent in which it was born. An unaccountable European elite is ignoring the basic principles of democracy and betraying the founding vision of the EU.
This week, Angela Merkel set out her chilling vision of the EU as a federal superstate:
My vision is one of political union … We need to become incrementally closer and closer, in all policy areas … Over a long process, we will transfer more powers to the [European] Commission, which will then handle what falls within the European remit like a government of Europe. That will require a strong parliament. A kind of second chamber, if you like, will be the council comprising the heads of [national] government. And finally, the Supreme Court will be the European Court of Justice.