Mick F wrote:Sweeping statement.kwackers wrote:It's pretty obvious leavers think democracy involves ignoring the wishes of others.
Not all leavers think that, not by a long way IMO.
We were given an IN/OUT question in the referendum and Cameron and his motley crew said that parliament would be bound by the result. OUT won though not resoundingly.
If IN had won by a similar narrow majority, would the remain voters consider the leave voters? No doubt in my mind that they would not. The whole thing would have been put to bed and the people like me who never wanted to join in the first place, would continue moaning in the background and be treated like cranks.
Not true. You are deliberatley simplifying mattters? A strong leave vote while remainig in the EU would have given the govt a mandate to demand reform in the EU to reverse some of the idelological EU plans and policys. The time is ripe for this to happen with Merkel about to go, Macron in deep trouble in France and the centre parties losing their dominance and all change in Brussels? Just as a strong remain vote the other way means there is no mandate for a hard Brexit? The referendum was only advisory and did not bind the govt /parliament to any detailed implementation? Farage and his accolates are anti democratic & an obscenity