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Should voters in the UK have a final vote on the Brexit deal?
A decision as momentous as this should not be left to Parliament.
A history-changing decision like this should been fully informed and government studies completed before the vote, not a year after.
The referendum has been so utterly divisive, only a people vote can overcome that division in our tribal political scene. No matter what the politicians would have us believe.
As the British parliament is unable to reach a decision it has no other choice but to return to ask the people.
The participation rate this time maybe higher as it’s clearer what’s at stake. Therefore, any result may better represent the public will.
Having a vote will enable the people to decide what they think best for them, not for the squabbling members of Parliament. If they believe they speak for the British people, then they should actually ask the British people.
People are perfectly allowed to vote as irresponsibly as they wish, and the government is obliged to accept the collective opinions of the electors; it is then their job to take the opinions on board, rather than the responsibly being abrogated solely to them.
The UK is a parliamentary democracy, not a direct one. The people elect representatives to carry on the business of government on their behalf.
The role of Parliament is to work out the "detail" of the will of the people as expressed in the referendum, and the public should not have to worry about the minutiae of "how" the UK leaves, so long as it "leaves."
Members of Parliament have rather the ability to read and understand the entire agreement than the average voter.
The decision to sign the
was left to Parliament and this was as momentous as the present debate.
Such complex matters should not be decided with referenda, as they require expert knowledge about how international trade and relations work.