Two things. First, it’s a fair cop.
However, you have to acknowledge that it is precisely this kind of major decision, out of people’s hands, such as the accession of a whole new country, that has caused people to turn their backs on the European Union.
Even when Cameron was trotting about with his “we’ll only have a referendum if there is a significant change in sovereignty”, that never covered accession. To me, having a whole new part of a country, replete with problems and opportunities, is a significant change in sovereignty.
As for Turkish accession, I’m against it for two reasons. First, there’s Erdogan, not exactly stable. Second, with so many former holiday destinations in the Eurozone,where the fuck else are we supposed to go for cheap holidays?