Parliament and the People

Parliament and the People

By Shane O'Neill On 17 January 2019 In Reflections

"Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the UK constitution. It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law. Generally, the courts cannot overrule its legislation and no Parliament can pass laws that future Parliaments cannot change. Parliamentary sovereignty is the most important part of the UK constitution."

- www.parliament.uk

Strange that Parliament reserves the right to change its mind - quite correctly as circumstances do change from time to time.

But the People, once opinion polled on a binary basis to Remain in or to Leave the European Community, cannot be admitted the very same right.

With Brexit nothing is certain but one thing is sure: an angler in fast rising water in the middle of a river must make up his/her mind which bank to head for. And quickly...

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  • Gerry Maguire

    21 February 2019 Shane,

    As it appears to me, there is no need/requirement for a second referendum on Brexit.
    However, it is patently obvious that we need is s ‘re-run’ of the first referendum that was patently misrepresented/mis-sold to the British Public. Both sides of the coin lied and bent the truth in their representations to the British Public, so how can the referendum be considered as valid,
    How/why am I so sure? Well here we are just over a month from leaving the EU, and no-one knows the nature/process we will be adopting for the leave process, so how can the referendum have been a valid representation to the British Public!

    I would like to ascertain what constitutes a valid basis for representation of ‘case’ in a referendum process. Any idea?

    It’s all so ridiculous - the lies and misrepresentations are continuing to date. It beggars belief

    Cheers,
    Gerry.

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