Posted: Sep 19, 2019 8:44 pm
by Matt_B
ronmcd wrote:But there's a world of difference between the slight ickiness of a confirmatory referendum, and the full on hypocrisy and lack of democracy in reversing a referendum based on FPTP.

There's a world of difference to me, but then again I've always been of the opinion that using referendums in this way is complete idiocy, and that electing a government gives them the power to enact legislation in accordance with their manifesto.

On the other hand, a party who went out of their way to introduce referendums, that weren't binding and only required a simple majority, for serious constitutional change really only has themselves to blame when a nutter of a PM starts abusing them to his own party political ends, only for one to eventually blow up in his face...