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Brexit, a decision for Parliament, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

So presumably ‘democratic’ abiding Brexiteers who say they knew what they voted for at the 2016 EU membership referendum and whose only real response now to the current shambles is “we voted out and out means out”, would have no qualms about holding a proper (not second) referendum on EU membership where all the pros and cons of leaving or remaining were listed on the ballot paper?

Rather than a simplistic binary ‘leave or remain’ choice bereft of any proper leave manifesto, this would offer voters from varying backgrounds of knowledge, experience, expertise and shades of opinion to vote comprehensively on the many key issues of an important complex matter (while assisting to eradicate half-baked nationalistic sentiments and prejudices, which obviously played a big part in influencing the 2016 leave vote. This would surely produce a far more accurate democratic result.

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It may sound complicated but that’s democracy. A referendum question (s) should be as complicated as the complexity of the issue demands and those voters who find it too complicated can merely abstain or research the issues properly prior to voting.

Alternatively, of course, it can all be left to the elected ‘sovereign’ parliament which ideally is what should have happened in the first place and which, after all, is what taxpayers pay for!

Nick Vinehill



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