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Old 13.10.2016, 13:03
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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If parliament agreed to a non binding referendum, there is clearly an argument to suggest that they fully expected to be the ones making the final decision, one assumes however that they expected to be confirming a vote to remain!

Now we have the crazy situation where an elected parliament might over rule a referendum versus a PM who seems to want ignore parliament and act on a non binding referendum... So much for the sovereign parliament style democracy.
I dont understand what the referendum was for if parliament are going to vote on it anyway. If MP's are now going to vote on whether we actually do it, why didnt we just do that in the first place because what the people think is just an opinion ? we should have saved a load of money by just hiring a few people with clipboards outside tube stations to get a feeling instead.
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