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Originally Posted by mik59 View Post
Or it's been re-affirmed if you believe in a representative democracy, which I do while you dismiss any distinction. You could rightly criticise the way parliaments & governments have acted in some respects but the fact remains that it has been our chosen system for 5 centuries. And one key advantage of it is that it has checks & balances against the rule of a minority by a majority with the consequences we see amongst countries inhabited by johnny foreigner. We elect and mandate our representatives to decide on what's best for the whole country, especially, under our social traditions, the poor and vulnerable. You can pour scorn on it all you like, & threaten to attack our democracy by burning Westminster, but we are not, & nor should ever be, ruled by a direct democracy.
The referendum on June 23rd was on a specific, constitutional issue. The Government gave a cast iron, no small print, pledge that the outcome of that vote would be respected and acted upon. It was a simple question with only two, clear cut, options offered.

This is not about how we are being ruled. This was about a single issue concerning this countries future. And it was a clear and concise victory for the Leave campaign. An exercise in pure democracy.

Can you can honestly tell me that if the vote had gone the other way that you would be making the argument that it was only advisory and that Parliament had no duty to act upon that?
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