Re: @The Tick
I know you will keep looking at this thread, don't pretend you've left just so you have the last word.
I see zero refutation of the list of anti-democratic EU activities in your long rant. Anti-democratic confirmed then.
The ECHR is indeed not directly a part of the EU - but ALL EU countries have signed up to it. Anti-human rights confirmed.
(As - if you didn't realise it - the ECHR specifically permits governments to write laws that violate human rights. In contrast to the 1st amendment of the US which states "Congress shall make no law").
Hence we now have "hate speech" laws and hundreds of people now get arrested and charged and fouind guilty of simply offending people.
We will still have those problems after Brexit of course. But now we only have our scumbag politicians to bring into line rather than an entire continent.