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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
13-Oct-19 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
By the way, there is no "unelected superstate." The Commission can suggest and promote policy but cannot enact it. Each nation appoints its representative on the Commission. The European Council consists of the ELECTED heads of each of the 28 states.
As has been pointed out before, and you either ignore, or cannot understand.
Although the elected members are the only ones who can vote on whether any proposition becomes EU law, the only ones who can put forward possible new laws are the unelected bureaucrats.
From the EU's own website: Here
Legislative powers

How does the legislative process work?
A Member of the European Parliament, working in one of the parliamentary committees, draws up a report on a proposal for a ‘legislative text’ presented by the European Commission, the only institution empowered to initiate legislation. The parliamentary committee votes on this report and, possibly, amends it. When the text has been revised and adopted in plenary, Parliament has adopted its position. This process is repeated one or more times, depending on the type of procedure and whether or not agreement is reached with the Council.

If the (unelected) Commission are the only body that can put forward legislation then it matters not a lot whether the elected parliament can enact it. The commission can decide exactly what options are put in front of the parliament.