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Old 13.10.2016, 14:51
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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.
It could get even more complicated yet. Suppose after all the preparatory work has been done, parliament decides not to invoke article 50, or even worse, decides to invoke it with conditions or modifications attached and the EU decides to reject that modified invocation. the UK could be in a limboesque situation as to whether or not they are still members.
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