Not trying to deflect at all. You have just had your chance to influence the key appointments in the EU via the Parliamentary elections. I’m sure a savvy voter such as yourself looked at the voting intentions of the group your party was going to join. So it’s not quite as undemocratic as you make out. In many ways there is equivalence to our own Executive.But it still doesn't excuse the lack of democracy in the EU. No matter how desperate you are to deflect from that.