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Thanks for this. Parliament is afraid of the political consequences of not honouring the Brexit referendum result and so would require a second referendum to provide cover for any decision to reverse Brexit. Equally, as the consequences of Brexit could well be dire, a second referendum would be a useful tool to off-load responsibility for those consequences on the people themselves. May's government currently resembles a game of musical chairs - no one wants to be left holding the Brexit when the music stops, and only May is tone deaf enough to carry on regardless.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 27th, 2019 at 08:57:11 PM EST
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a second referendum would be a useful tool to off-load responsibility for those consequences on the people themselves.

The "people's vote" is politically impotent. That is what legislation.gov.uk guarantees.

That you or anyone else out there who is NOT an MP is unwilling or unable to understands that reminds me. You (pl.) are only responsible for seating and re-seating the MPs you trust to screw you left, right, and center.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Feb 27th, 2019 at 09:29:55 PM EST
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You confuse legal with political effect...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 27th, 2019 at 09:48:07 PM EST
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No, I don't.
All laws are political acts.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 05:34:59 AM EST
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But not all political acts are legal

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 11:01:03 AM EST
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Illegala political acts are codified. These are enumerated crimes and are punishable to the full the extent proscribed by law --or law enforcement agents, such as "special prosecutors" and police officers.

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by Cat on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 02:20:38 PM EST
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No they can be neither legal nor illegal. They are POLITICAL!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 06:04:53 PM EST
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What is the meaning of "political" in your world, Frank?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 07:21:14 PM EST
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