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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?
The referendum's legal status was only
meant to be advisory
The Conservative government's claim to enact any majority decision was just that, a political claim, and not legally binding.
Parliament must act in the national interest. If the advice of voters turns out to be damaging, government should explain that best endeauvors have failed to produce an acceptable outcome and change course.
We are not leaving because of the referendum. We are leaving because Parliament voted to enact Article 50. This has been made crystal clear by the Supreme Court.
Leaflet published by the government
made it quite clear "This is a once in a lifetime decision" and "This is your decision. The government will implement what you decide."
"Advisory" means that the government does not have to comply. But it still ought to enact the will of the people.
While advisory, the government would have faced heavy backlash if they didn't follow suit.
The fact the parliament passed the article 50 bill thus mandates the decision.