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Thread #165570   Message #4006500
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
30-Aug-19 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
The thing about the majority vote, Rain Dog, is that it is being described as "the will of the people". There is no doubt that the majority of those who voted, voted to leave. That is a fact. The lie is that 37% of the electorate represents "the will of the people". It doesn't. Nor should it ever have been a simple binary question. The reality is that It is far from a simple choice, as the last 3 years has shown. But, because the Cameron administration made the most monumental cock up in the history of politics, that is what we are stuck with.

What this discussion is, or should be, about is now to satisfy the will of the 37% who voted leave and the 36% who voted remain. The leave faction have demonstrated that they do not give a toss about democracy by supporting an unelected prime minister subverting parliamentary democracy for his own self gain. They have shown that their own arguments about democracy and parliamentary sovereignty are only applicable when it suits their agenda. They also prove that they could not care less about the will of almost an equal number of remainers with their "you lost, tough shit" attitude.

So, if the are not bothered about the will of 36%, do not care about democracy and are happy to have our own government subverted, then why are they using those arguments when it suits them? Hope this explains my views at least and thanks for dropping in with a civil and reasoned post.