I have heard many people say that the EU is essentially a dictatorship, when I first heard this my response was:
The people who say this obviously don’t understand dictatorships.
In dictatorships you don’t usually get to vote, on anything.
In dictatorships, most negotiations are done with firearms.
In dictatorships civil liberties and workers rights figure very low on the list of priorities.
And finally in dictatorships when somebody suggests leaving they typically get a visit at 2 a.m. by the secret police.