Hat tip to this British MEP for telling it like it is:
The House of Commons has always seemed more rowdy, confrontational, and less congenial than our Congress. Glad to see some of that being taken to the anti-democratic European Parliament. Even in our federal system, a key concept is that the the states entered the Union with their sovereignty intact. The idea that the federal government could tell a state that it couldn’t or shouldn’t have elections is unthinkable. We’d burn down Washington if they tried to thwart elections. Apparently dual sovereignty isn’t a concept European lawmakers understand.