Davie P Posted June 10, 2019 Report Share Posted June 10, 2019 (edited) In a Europhile UK Parliament its hardly surprising that they get with whatever Brussels are selling this week, the problem arose, when they held a referendum which showed what the rest of us have suspected for a long time, that the UK population is about as anti-EU as the UK Parliament is pro-EU. Consequently the argument that the UK Parliament's influence within the EU, and the UK Parliament's priority as far as the EU is concerned is the UK's population's influence and priorities is weak in the extreme. Oh, the joys of holding votes on differing terms on the same subject relatively close together......add to the third vote involving the EU which we've just had returning roughly equal support for the Europhile parties, the anti-EU parties, and for two that seem to have no clue where they stand on the EU or anything else, and you have a right dog's dinner to wade through. Indeed! And the joys of first-past-the-post polarised democracy! You make a good point Ghostrider, but given the historic defeats in parliament for Brexit proposals I don't think there's much doubt as to where the parliamentary majority is. Certainly well beyond the 52/48 referendum split. As JGHR alluded to over the page, perhaps its time to replace political rhetoric with fact based education, and introduce proportional representation and compulsory voting. Perhaps then we'd have an idea what people actually want and we'd never have to hear the phrase 'will of the people' again. Unless, of course, it was in reference to a verifiable fact! Edited June 11, 2019 by Davie P Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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