The Independent and The Observer have both revealed that the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, told Theresa May to hold a snap election. According to these newspapers, this is because the Conservatives' former 17-seat majority was not sufficient enough to exercise Britain's muscles in the upcoming #Brexit negotiations. This in itself is sufficient reason for Britain to leave the EU altogether and adds to the long history of the political union's manipulation of elections.

'Democratic injustice'

This list of casualties the EU has inflicted democratic injustice on range from Denmark to Ireland. In 1993, Denmark voted to leave, but the political union managed to offer them improved conditions for membership, and they rejoined in 1994.

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In 2005, the Netherlands and France both rejected the 2004 EU Constitution, yet they re-branded it as the 2007 Lisbon Treaty and went ahead with it anyway. In 2008, the Republic of Ireland rejected the Lisbon Treaty, but the EU forced them to have another referendum and they had to accept it.

If it is true that Mr. Juncker advised Mrs May to issue a snap election, this proves Brussels still pulls Britain's democratic strings, even after it voted to leave the EU. It is no secret staunch Europhiles would love a second referendum, and there is no doubt Brussels is anxious about Brexit. Perhaps this was the EU Commission President's tactic to enable the British electorate to vote in what was essentially a disguised attempt at a second referendum.

Either way, this is a shameful attempt by Brussels to influence democracy, again.

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