“One Ring to rule over them”

A new EU government takes over our lives today

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On the first day in office of the new EU Commission - and with profuse apologies to the late J.R.R. Tolkien - we amend one of his famous verses:

“The Lady of the Rings”

“Three Rings for the Executive Vice-Presidents under the sky,
Five Rings for the Vice-Presidents in their halls of stone,
Eighteen for Mortal Commissioners doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lady on her dark throne
In the Land of Mordeur where the Shadows lie.

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
In the Land of Mordeur where the Shadows lie.”

The new EU Commission takes office today, 01 December 2019

The new EU Commission consists of : 1 President, 3 Executive Vice-Presidents, 5 Vice-Presidents, 18 Commissioners.

You didn’t vote any of them in, and you can’t vote any of them out. They were appointed. On Wednesday 27 November the MEPs from the EU Parliament rubber-stamped these appointments. None were elected in a competitive, democratic ballot – and this includes the role of President of the Commission.

Here are the 27 people who will rule over us from today

Credit: EU Parliament and EU Commission 2019


A general election is taking place in the United Kingdom. On 12 December the British people will vote. A government will then be formed, and cabinet ministers will be selected by the leader of the largest party. All of these cabinet ministers will normally have been elected by voters in his or her constituency.

The system might not be perfect, but it does at least involve making a choice.

And - as far as we are aware - none of the cabinet ministers in the UK will have been a former Miss World contestant, unlike the new EU Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli. (To be fair to Ms Dalli, she does have a degree from Nottingham University in “Political Sociology”.)

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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, 01 Dec 2019

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