Talking about the EU when you think about it, probably been one of the greatest magic tricks of the past century . . .a group of countries, democracies, are all persuaded to slowly give up power to an unelected centre and are so taken in they think this is progress, they haven’t even noticed they are no longer in a democracy, and slowly able to lose power.
Which they would, gradually, over many years, till it got to the point they could not extract themselves if they wanted to. You have to take your hat off to the architects of the EU project, they nearly got away with it . . .