Here’s another story about the “disastrous” EU parliamentary elections. This quote just jumped out at me:
Outgoing European Parliament President Pat Cox described the results as a “wake-up call” and warned European leaders that they had to demonstrate the EU’s relevance to voters.
“Regrettably, Europe is too absent from European elections in east and west,” he said. “States need to engage, particularly in central and eastern Europe, in voter education of EU institutions.”
Um, Mr, Cox, is is just possible that you might have it the wrong way ’round? Shouldn’t you be considering the possibility that the voters (and non-voters) are “educating” the politicians about just how much they really want the EU meddling in their (and their nations’) affairs?