Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
How is this different from national politics, and how do you propose to reform Ireland (leaving aside the EU for a while).
  • Half of the TDs control the decisions of the entire Dail.
  • Representatives, and not citizens of Ireland, are in total control.
  • You have to trust your TD, as well as the TDs from all other constituencies.
I am no saying that representative democracy is perfect, but is your problem with representative democracy, or with European identity?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 06:45:42 PM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series