Re: European justice commissioner Viviane Reding...
"You can vote against Cameron by voting for a UK party other than his. Your vote acts to remove him and his party from power."
Yep, and you can vote against Juncker by voting for an EU party other than his. Your vote acts to remove him and his party from power.
"Where is Cameron on a ballot ? He will be on the ballot paper in his constituency in the 2015 general election."
You are mistaken, Cameron was only on the ballot for MP, not for Prime Minister. There is no ballot for PM because PMs aren't elected by the British electorate. They are appointed in back room deals by a handful of people in a political party.
"I had a choice to vote for Juncker, I didn't, I voted for Schulz - unless you are an EU commissioner (also not elected!) this sentence makes no sense."
It makes perfect sense. He voted for a party that had Schulz as a candidate. That is what the EU electorate does. Just like the British people in 2010 voted for parties in Westminster, each with their own candidate. Had the majority of the EU electorate voted on a different party, Juncker would not be president of the EC.
They EU may have started undemocratic, is has undergone considerable moves towards more democracy in the last fifty years. The European Parliament, elected in elections open for every EU citizen over the age of 18, is becoming increasingly powerful against the type of shady back room deals David Cameron appears to favour. They have gained powers when it comes to approving people, policy and budgets. Most recently they have gained power in choosing the candidates for the EC president. Something Cameron doesn't seem to understand, his party lost the election, he should deal with it.
Just like the EU, Britain started undemocratic and has undergone moves towards more democracy. The UK's head of state is still appointed by birth, not by elections, not on merit. The people in the UK government aren't elected. People are still allowed to be minister and MP at the same time. The UK still doesn't have a secret ballot or basic measures against election fraud. Why? Because elections in Britain barely have any bearing on how the country is being run.
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't believe democracy is the solution to everything (If it was the first thing we'd do is voting for the members of the England football squad and its coach). The American situation where practically every position is an elected one appears to make matters worse, not better. But, to close your eyes for democratic progress at EU level and complain about its lack of democracy or mandate while Britain is at least as big a mess is stupidity. Something with the plank in your own eye...