THREAD: I don't agree @Femi_Sorry. Pandora's Box may have been opened anyway, infecting GB with populism, but it's past time we tell the truth. It was PM's & Parliament's job to stop Brexit. After advisory ref, PM weighs result together w all relevant factors to decide policy.
Then policy is put to Parliament to scrutinize & legislate if nec. May cheated, claimed ref was the decision. Normally it would be natural for a ref result to be accepted, because normally a ref asks about a change for the good. If the ppl reject the change, it's status quo ante.
This is the process in Parliament, time & time again. Reaching a decision as monumental as Brexit would involve impact assessments, consultation with industry, NHS, all sectors affected. These factors would be weighed alongside ref result. It shouldn't be hard to understand.
The referendum was a huge cock-up. Lying and cheating during the campaign should have been enough to discredit it. But Parliament is failing in its most fundamental duty by legislating for Brexit, any version being against the interests of UK. It's only an illusion of democracy.
Yes, the Irish voted against the Lisbon Treaty, but it resulted in a learning exercise & modifications, which the Irish later accepted. Now they are 96% in favour of the EU, partly thanks to observing UK. May & Parliament rejected this proactive response.…
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