I just love the Yanks, they surely know what is going on in Europe yet say nothing to the contrary. I followed a link from a recent Brugesgroup email to a document that mentioned Freedom House, an American think tank on politcal freedom. They conduct a kind of world wide audit on the state of democratic health in each country. I naturally went to the page on the UK which gives an overview on our last thousand years or so of governance. I was just a little surprised to find no mention of the EU, considering it is the primary legislature in regards of quantity. I have emailed them because they invite questions and comment. I have questioned their ommission.
It really is quite intriguing how so many Septics don't "get" the EU. I suspect the construct is so very alien to them that they have difficulty in establishing a conceptual framework which enables them to understand it. However, one might suggest they try a little harder. They have had over fifty years to come up with something, which should be long enough, even for them.