Putting It to the People, Over and Over and Over


It's a lively start to the week - Election Day in Canada and the umpteenth do-or-die Brexit vote at Westminster. I was struck by the placard of the Remainer at right: "Put It To The People" - ie, let's have a second referendum.

Of course, it's already been put to the people - and the people voted to leave. At which point the losing side took the people to court, whose modish Blairite pseudo-Americanized judges ruled that only Parliament could effect withdrawal from the European Union and so, rather than putting it to the people, it had to be put to the politicians. Hence the last three years of obstruction and subversion.

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