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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: ScepticScot
Some things are decided by referendum in the us
The U.K. government decided it would be perfectly acceptable to allow a democratic vote on whether to stay in the eu, because they assumed remain would win
Any government that promises a democratic vote o something, then refuses to honor that vote because they didn’t like the results is authoritarian and un democratic
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
These MPs though are only representing their constituents and the members of their party.
originally posted by: smurfy
Something like that would certainly put an end to all the sillies who rattle on about the EU ruling Britain, which was not the case anyway...all member countries have to agree with anything Brussels puts out before it can come become a ruling, law, policy....whatever.
originally posted by: gortex
... membership to vote for a policy to scrap Brexit by revoking Article 50.
originally posted by: paraphi
Well, it's obvious what the Liberal Democratic membership will say. They'll say "scrap Article 50". Lib Dems have always been pro-EU.
What the Lib Dems don't tell you is that in the EU Parliament they are affiliated with the Renew Group, who are devoted to a federal Europe with a subservient nation state.
Members voted for the new policy at their party conference in Bournemouth by an overwhelming majority.
Previously, the party has backed another referendum or "People's Vote", saying they would campaign to Remain.
After the vote, their leader Jo Swinson, said: "We will do all we can to fight for our place in Europe, and to stop Brexit altogether."
The commitment only comes into force if the party wins the election as a majority government.
Ms Swinson also confirmed that before an election is called, the Lib Dems would continue to work with other opposition parties to campaign for a further referendum, and to prevent a "dangerous" no-deal Brexit.
The Lib Dems' motion said that if the party became the government at the next general election, it would revoke Article 50 - the law that ensures the UK leaves the EU. Earlier, Ms Swinson told the BBC's Andrew Marr show: "If people put [the Lib Dems] into government... the stop Brexit party, then stopping Brexit is exactly what people will get.
"Everybody can see we are stuck, that Brexit is in a mess. There needs to be a way out of that."
originally posted by: ScepticScot
While they would revoke article 50 in the case off winning a majority at Westminster, they would oppose even a referendum on Scottish independence if pro Indy parties won a majority in Hollyrood.
Seems a tad inconsistent.