Who does the negotiations then? The only part of the EU that isn't elected is the commission and their appointed by the council of Europe (Leaders of each state) which is elected by the people. The EU parliament on the other hand IS directly elected by me and you. It's been gaining more and more power with every treaty, It blocked Sopa for example.
You do not need political union for something politicians can regulate by negotiation. Having non-elected bureaucrats is certainly not the way to go for political union (which is the current system). I do not know those making the policies that change my life and the way it works in power in the EU, but i do know England is much worse for it. /eats bendy banana
You can't have an effective single market without a political and monetary union. How else are you going to govern it?
The single market idea is fine. It is the political and monetary union that is causing the EU problems.
The fact that you don't know this is a failing in the EU it's self. They're like the kid at school that takes beatings and just carry's on. There is a democratic deficit in the EU but that is nowhere near as bad as it used to be and can be solved by giving the parliament more power. The council of Europe doesn't want to give the parliament more power it starts to undermine their control that's the grid lock we're in at the moment.
It really is a clusterfuck of communication and the media love playing on it and why the hell not. If you're not transparent enough people will make stuff up.
Come and get it cumslingers!