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Old 13.10.2016, 14:21
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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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.
Invoking article 50, as mentioned in article 50 itself, is to be disregarded unless it happens lawfully.

The vote was held due to a law created by parliament; however the law contains no provision to follow up on the result. If you think this was the correct procedure (if not the vote's result is immaterial anyway), it follows that it takes an additional law to have government lawfully invoke article 50.
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