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Who Needs a Referendum Most?

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Sometimes it’s difficult to detect when the wind has changed. Now may be one of those times.

For nearly three years we’ve been pushing for a referendum. We all know why. It was our only chance to get what we really want, remaining a full member of the EU.

Consider, though, where we are now. The Tory/Labour talks are going nowhere. Theresa May keeps threatening to put binding options before the House of Commons and accept the result, but her party probably won’t let her do that, and the House is unlikely to pass the procedural motion to allow those votes to happen.

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  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 16th Jul - 12:54pm
    Part of the solution is creating a more stable tripartite structure to our governance where parliament, government and the judiciary have more distinct roles overseen...
  • User AvatarPaul Barker 16th Jul - 12:31pm
    @ David Raw You make some good points but I was really thinking of Labour since 1950. There have been 2 Labour Government that made...
  • User AvatarNick Barlow 16th Jul - 12:25pm
    The report that list of supposed benefits of uniform comes from contains no evidence to justify any of those claims.
  • User AvatarMick Taylor 16th Jul - 12:11pm
    Peter Martin. I want real devolution with both the power and the cash to do the job properly. And yes, there will have to be...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 16th Jul - 12:10pm
    Call me a centrist fudging incrementalist, but I think this is as Simon says, a reasonable step forward with many positive points and different ways...
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    Joseph, Quoting someone else is not the same as you actually saying it. Also the Vince quote doesn’t say what you said. You have now...