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The ultimate judgement of the linked article invokes Burke on the sovereignty of the conscience of the individual MP and his best judgement as to the risks or benefits to the polity as a whole, and that simply accepting the opinion, however expressed, of some or all of his constituents when his conscience tells him they are wrong would be to sacrifice the essence of the British constitution.

This might get the UK out of this particular dilemma, but is hardly likely to resolve the ongoing disaster that is governance in the UK. IMO, only a politician who can articulate a positive program that would benefit all, not just the top 10% of professionals, is the only way to move forward on a permanent basis. Just as in the US, demographic are in favor of such a development and leave voters are dying every day.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jun 28th, 2016 at 03:44:35 PM EST
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