Is it Democracy, or is it the government influencing the outcome. Only a part of my ancestory is Scottish. I did not have a vote in the Scotland referendum.
According to Wikipedia England has ten times as many people, is about one third larger, the per capita GDP is $4000 greater
For interest: the population of France is about 25% greater than England, France is about four times larger, the per capita GDP of France is $41,000 whilst England is £50,000.
A common underlying sub theme amongst many of the SurviveFrance Networks postings that I have read is the relative position we British Nationals with homes in France feel.
There is an inbalance of power (I can still hear De Gualle saying "Non") and yet the espoused goal of the Europaen Union is "Liberté, égalité, fraternité".
There is time to lobby our MEPs , and hence the UK political parties.
You might find http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2015/apr/02/democracy-psychology-idiots-election an interesting perspective.
For myself I would like to be given the full facts, not the carefully censored palp" I welcome commentary on those facts. I do not welcome threats from industrialist whose companies avoid paying tax. This forum could be the start to re-establish the democratic principle of Lincoln;s Gettysburg address "government of the people, by the people, for the people"