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@bernardjenkin on #bbcwato says the British constitution has 2 principles of democracy: representative (parliament) and direct (referendums). I wasn't aware referendums were enshrined in the British constitution
@bernardjenkin If British politics is really heading towards making direct democracy a counterbalance to Parliament ("people v MPs"), I'd have thought there ought to be rules about how that works.

For example, if direct democracy is / is to be an integral part of the constitution, then …

1. How are referendums/people's votes established? If only by Parliament, that doesn't really do the counterbalancing trick. So something like 500,000 signatures?

2. Should there be any checks and balances to 1. above?

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It takes a brave non-lawyer to disagree mildly, let alone strongly, with a legal interpretation by the country's top lawyers.

Disagree is not the same as dislike.
Johnson now complains about people frustrating Brexit. Is that admission of the motive of the prorogation (that turns out not to have been a prorogation)?

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Sajid Javid says prorogation of parliament would be "trashing democracy"

@lbc #c4news #newsnight #r4today

In June 2019 Amber Rudd said Boris Johnson proroguing parliament would be outrageous and ridiculous

@lbc #c4news #Newsnight #r4today #bbcpm #PoliticsLive #bbcaq

And here's secretary of state for health and Johnson lickspittle, Matt Hancock, saying prorogation would go against "everything that those men who waded onto those beaches fought and died for"

@lbc #c4news
#wato #Newsnight #r4today #bbcaq #politicslive
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You think @bbcnews isn't biased. Had the misfortune to listen to @BBCWorldatOne this afternoon. This is how they reported the #BreconByelection 1/
First of all they spun it as a good news story for the Tories. Yes you heard me. This isn't the Tory HQ. This is #bbcwato and @bbcnews spinning a Tory narrative 2/
They then play a clip of @JamesCleverly spinning it as a Labour disaster from the #r4today 3/
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THREAD ‘Should the NHS fund social egg freezing for women aged 30-35? As an active researcher with multiple papers published on this topic I would say no for EIGHT reasons. Here we go... #bbcwato
1) Such a move would put further undue responsibility on women for ensuring appropriately timed conception and where there is ‘responsibility’ there is always BLAME!
2) It puts assumedly HEALTHY women through the (not risk or pain free) process of IVF potentially unnecessarily #medicalisation #bbcwato
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it -

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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