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European Union makes most of our laws
Sir – David Phipps (Letters, October 16), questioned the democratic legitimacy of our coalition Government – a pretty strong charge, for, if he’s right, then the very basis of law-making and taxation are at stake. Perhaps someone will provide a reassuring answer to this claim.
It is a subject that interests many people and I have been wondering for some time about how we are governed, but from a different perspective. Studies, including one in the House of Commons Library, have shown that up to 80 per cent of our laws are made in Brussels. But whatever the actual figure, the electors of this country expect the people we elect (MPs) to make our laws.
But it seems, instead, we have a European Union designed and run for international corporations and global bankers making them.
If people do not feel they play a part in their own governance through a proper democratic system, then are we not headed either for a totalitarian system, where we just knuckle under and do as we are ordered, or anarchy, where civilised society, as we have known it, ceases to exist?
David Barnby, New Yatt Road, Witney