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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?
The people are not well informed enough to make such a decision - this choice should be left up to elected officials.
over a long period of time has been that membership of the EU is in our interests.
The role of our elected MPs is to think and act carefully in choosing the best course for the country.
Enacting a simple majority vote of the people who disagree with Parliament on this issue weakens Parliament.
The UK is a parliamentary democracy, not a direct one. The people elect representatives to carry on the business of government on their behalf.
It's implicit in a referendum that voters will be less informed than experts. This does not delegitamise the result.
If only the most informed people ought to make a decision, then there is little justification for democracy itself.
Elected officials decided to abdicate their responsibility of decision to the people when they voted to hold a referendum.