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Old 15.11.2018, 16:13
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The usual old BS. The UK has a sovereign parliament, that is their democracy. If they are not happy with how it works, then perhaps that is where they should start talking about taking back control. Of course a written constitution, enforced by the Sovereign which would restrict parliament is the last thing either side wants.
Just PR, an elected (smaller) upper house, smaller lower house and direct democracy will do nicely. We can ditch the monarchy and forget the written constitution.

Hardly. The people elect representatives (who in theory are more clued up than them) to represent the interests of the people who elected them. That doesn't necessarily mean doing what the people want, but what the representative believes is in their interest.

Remaining, we can now see, is in the national interest as the people tasked with trying to negotiate a better set of terms have spectacularly failed.
"National interest" has very different meanings for different people, which is why we have politics. Politicians that tend to do things which aren't what people want, but in what they believe are in their interests tend to find themselves out of a job. Which is why we're seeing a huge rise in the far right across Europe at the moment.
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