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Old 05.02.2019, 11:17
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The people voted in a referendum & no government will go against that. If they did they won't be in government very long.
UK Parliament is sovereign so they can decide whatever they want to regardless of any referendums.

Voting for MPs in UK is local so people vote on local issues not national, it is fanciful to believe MPs would be voted out on national issues.

Give you a real example. Maidenhead constituency voted overwhelmingly for remain and against the third Heathrow runway.
Their local MP, Theresa May, is for leave and for the third runway.
So in the 2017 election May won with an increased % majority over 2010.
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