keithisco Posted June 29, 2014 Author #126 Share Posted June 29, 2014 Do you vote for the Prime Minister when you vote for your local MP. This is in no way materially different. I do not accept your point. This is not an American style Presidential election and we do not live in an American style Republic. Also the EU President wields no where near the same power as a US President so direct election of this post is inappropriate. The only point I would concede is that most people may have been unaware that Juncker was their designated representative when they voted for their constituent party - but surely that is a flaw of the people not taking this important election seriously enough. However even this is a dubious point in light of what Questionmark has just posted. the double standards you pair are coming out with just astounds me Br Cornelius Emphasis mine: Juncker was NOT anyone's designated Representative for the job, because NO UK Political Party is in the EPP. The EU President controls the Agenda and approves debate on Legislation that he sees fit - his power therefore is much greater than you are suggesting. He controls all of the Committees in the EU and drives the overall direction of future EU Policy during his tenure at the helm. What double standards would you be referring to? 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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