Those who don’t like this idea of popular democracy by referendum are marching in London to have a popular referendum. The confusion of this idea is less than apparent to those wearing out their shoe leather. But, you know, everyones’ right to make a tit of themselves. What does amuse is that it’s The Guardian that actually publishes a piece telling us the truth here. We’ve already had that vote and Leave won:
March in London calling for people’s vote on Brexit
Celebrities are among the hundreds of thousands of people expected to call for a final vote on a Brexit deal later.
The basic idea doesn’t actually work given that there’s simply not the time to have such a vote. Any such referendum requires a 6 month lead time. We’re leaving in what is it, March next year? So, we can’t do this anyway. Especially given that whatever the deal to be voted upon hasn’t been agreed as yet.
Voters are deeply sceptical that a second referendum on Europe will settle the issue, according to a poll published on the day of a “people’s vote” march through central London.
There’s good sense of course, the country is rather split on the issue. But then that’s rather the point of democracy, that we get to work out which way the majority lies on such divisive issues and we go with that majority. Rather than the heads on pikes route.
Brexit is happening. The people voted.
Well, quite. We had the vote and we’re leaving. That’s that. One of the basic points being that we are indeed British, not continental, we don’t keep having referenda until the people vote the right way.