View Single Post
  #2519  
Old 26.06.2016, 22:42
22 yards's Avatar
22 yards 22 yards is offline
All mod cons
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 9,165
Groaned at 291 Times in 230 Posts
Thanked 19,569 Times in 7,706 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
If your mp can't face doing his job description which is to implement the will of the people then he should retire and have a by election.
An MP's job is to implement the will of the people of his electorate. That's Blueangel's point. In many constituencies, Remain won overall. Are the representatives of those constituencies (MPs) to uphold the will of their voters by voting against Brexit (if indeed they are to be given a vote, and this is the crux of the Scottish threat to annul the referendum result)?
Quote:
View Post
For a national referendum he is now obliged to implement the will of the nation.
No, he isn't. As explained above, MPs in the UK represent their own constituencies.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post: