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Old 03.11.2016, 22:28
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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It's sounding like a dictatorship to me.
Actually that's what it would be if there was no constitution, though it would go by a different name.

The UK is a constitutional monarchy with democratic elements, it's not a democracy. That's why the people are Her Majesty's subjects, they're not citizens. As a consequence the people don't give orders in an absolute sense as they would in a CH-style democracy, hence it may be that parliament can't make a referendum binding before the fact even it wanted to.
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