This week the European Parliament will rubber stamp the appointment of Juncker as the President of the European Commission. No suprise here as he was the candidate that the EPP had nominated in the event they were the largest group post European elections, which was the case.No surprise also because the history of the EU shows that whether the decision falls in the hands of the Council or the Parliament or both they always manage to agree on a candidate that is far from being the personality that Europe would need in order to make progress on important areas such as democracy, transparency and accountability, . Instead the chosen one is inevitably the total opposite: one who is happy to promote the federalist agenda with deals behind closed doors.I believe the British Prime Minister was right in trying to stop Mr Juncker from becoming Commission President. Even if some want to portray his failure to succeed as a defeat, and talk about his isolation, I am of the opinion this is exactly what the EU needs: people of courage that will confront the cosy EU consensus and are not afraid of being “isolated”. I speak out of experience, by the way.I will not dwell on Mr. Juncker´s background or personality because what I want to set out here is the fact that whoever presides over the European Commission, bears absolutely no importance. The people who hold the power at EU level are the bureacrats, more specifically the Directors General in the different areas of competence at the European Commission.They decide on the laws that affect us and they decide on where taxpayers money is to be spent, and this naturally includes their high compensation packages. And they do so protected by the College of Commissioners´shield. They are not elected, they are appointed and I bet 99 % of the population is unable to name a single one of them.I have been saying this for more than a decade now but unfortunately the issue is glossed over by the press and the politicians including many of those who call themselves “eurosceptics”.Leaving the EU for the UK will be as easy or as difficult a process as these powerful bureacrats decide it should be and while I support withdrawal I do not wish a massacre on those who have little to do with this whole circus.I am not saying jobs or trade will be lost for the UK. But withdrawal will not be a 24 hour exercise and depending how the process is handled many may certainly suffer.It is time to expose where the power lies in order to be able to deal with it efficiently, effectively and above all, with honesty and integrity.