“EU decisions are taken by ministers of member states and the European Parliament, both of whom can be thrown out by their voters”
I think this is rather disingenuous of you. There is no practical way that the voters of Europe could get together to “throw out” the Council of Ministers or the European Parliament. At the last European election there was the biggest change in representation that is probably ever likely to happen. UKIP won in the UK and similar parties made gains in other states. Did this make the slightest bit of difference to the direction of the EU? Did it lead to any EU laws being amended or repealed? Did it lead to the Commission proposing legislation in future with a different political flavour? It did not.
To suggest that Li