The 'more democracy in the EU' mantra is working really well with Brexit, an anti-EU government in Italy and significant gains by the populist parties in the European elections.Populism is really, the federalists dream.... Its the leverage needed to encourages people to vote a certain way, in opposition to those bad people. If/when a new treaty turns up, you can bet its presented as a reaction to populism and surely more democracy in the EU is a good thing.
And that is when the EU is still trying to expand its powers by stealth. Wait until the EU puts forward a new treaty with new powers for the EU. Then the fur will fly.
Remember standing still is not an option for the EU. They have to make changes to deal with the structural flaws in the euro. And they need to get that process well underway before the next recession hits - or the euro is toast.
Brexit has chewed up three years the EU could have more profitably have put to use in sorting out the euros problems. As well as fornicating the Tory party, May may well have fornicated the euro - and by extension the EU.