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Talking Point – 03.01.07

By ATWadmin On January 3rd, 2007

‘Romania and Bulgaria have seen membership of both the Warsaw Pact and the European Union.  One was a collection of countries with high unemployment, stagnating economies and rule by an unelected dictatorship.  The other was the Warsaw Pact.’  Discuss.

7 Responses to “Talking Point – 03.01.07”

  1. While the EU doesn’t keep to the Warsaw Pact standards as discussed http://mikecunningham.wordpress.com/2006/11/25/like-waves-the-memories-come-floating-by/ within this post, there is still an overwhelming urge within the EU to drown http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/07/21/whistl21.xml the voices which call out against corruption within the Oligarchy which is the Brussels Bureaucracy!

  2. Unelected dictatorships? Are they the exclusive preserve of the EU now all of a sudden? what about the unelected house of lords and the corruption within the labour party? Personally im more concerned with having gordon brown forced on the electorate -unelected- later this year than the accession of these 2. The issues go beyond any one institution and rest with the scruples of politicians generally. Perhaps we should abandon democracy altogether.

  3. Alison
    I thought we already had 🙂

    Seriously, the house of lords is a constitutional disgrace.

    As to Gordon succeeding Tony, the electorate knew that Blair would be standing down at the time of the last election and Major succeeded Thatcher in 1990 without any general election.

  4. Doesn’t France have and unelected Prime Minister and isn’t the Uk about to get one?

  5. I didnt like Major either. when i vote i vote for the guys doing the talking and leading the party. Whether i knew about it or not doesnt change the fact that i didnt vote for him and it is hardly democratic

  6. NRG – The chief political figure is the president de la repub who is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The prime minister is nominated by the National Assembly majority and appointed by the president – the choice of prime minister must reflect the majority in the Assembly.

  7. So France is just like the UK then, apart from electing the head of state 😉