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Old 03.11.2016, 17:30
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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She wasn't leader of the party at the time of the last General Election and only became PM because her opponent dropped out. Therefore, she wasn't elected by the people or her party. It might seem like a minor nuance, but when it comes to making legal decisions affecting the entire future of the country, it's vital that she is legally and duly elected for the role she currently fills. All she has to do is have a Parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50, and we can all carry on as normal until the next GE.

To have someone in power by Royal prerogative making such a hefty legal decision is way too close to the throne and cannot happen in a sovereign democracy.
she was elected by the people in her constituency, she was elected by her party, the fact her only remaining opponent dropped out before the last round of voting is neither here not there, she would have won even if they had the vote, probably why she dropped out (and of course her stupid interview)

she is the prime minister, there is no blurred lines, half measure

yes, she could call another election, but what a waste of time, effort and money that would be, the last thing the UK needs is an even weaker opposition
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