Is this anarchy?

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A curious view of democracy is suggested by Colin Burgoyne (Herald letters, July 24), when he says the European government is undemocratic.

The UK has the same proportion of MEP seats as other European states, and the entire British electorate can vote for our MEPs.

That’s a perfectly democratic system, spoilt only if you’re daft enough to vote for UKIP candidates who have no intention of actually taking part and representing us.

And the suggestion that member states should have the right to veto EU decisions is also a curious slant on democracy.

By that token, should Sussex have the power to veto UK national laws, and residents of The Drive be able to overrule decisions by the local council?

Looks more like anarchy than democracy.

Ray Chandler

The Drive


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