Catherine Ashton misunderstands democracy

The monstrous Catherine Ashton of the EU has released a statement about the referenda in Eastern Ukraine:

The so-called referenda in … parts of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions were illegal and we do not recognize the outcome. Those who organized the referenda have no democratic legitimacy (RT)

This shows that Catherine Aston (who started her career as an officer of CND) does not grasp even the basic idea of democracy. Yes; you can argue that the referenda do not have constitutional legitimacy as they are not legislated for in the Ukrainian constitution, and are therefore “illegal”. This is a somewhat facile argument though; once a coup has taken place in a country the constitution is legitimately in question. It is quite possible to argue that legitimacy

Author: justinwyllie

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