It is what the row about the European constitution is all about: what control do we have over our own destiny; and how do we call those who govern us to account?
Leave aside this specific document recently signed. Think about the larger situation. We, the Plain People of Britain, cannot throw out those who create 80% of our laws. Democracy has usefully been described as the ability to throw the bastards out.
Ergo, we are no longer a democracy, as we cannot.
Anyone else not entirely happy with this situation?