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Originally posted by Freeborn
Despite a petition of over 100,000 signatures being handed in to Downing Street Cameron is still refusing to allow a referendum whilst telling us that he does't believe it's right for the UK to leave the EU and that he believes the British people don't want to.
Simple way to find out; give us the referendum and the opportunity to demonstrate our wishes without that smug, arrogant, toff assuming he knows what's best.
His administration are even trying to delay and prohibit any parliamentary debate on the subject.
When are we going to do away with these people and the system that allows them to govern as they please under the illusory image and name of 'democracy'.
The problem with democracy is that in principle it allows people to say what they want.
Perhaps if more people actually bothered to vote there would be more representative results. But the plans announced to make registration voluntary rather than a legal and civic duty could lose even more voters from the electorate.
Multiple referenda is not necessarily any more democratic a system, because it always depends on what question is asked and how it is phrased and when it is asked.
The problem Cameron has is that the UK electorate who did vote - in their infinite wisdom - didn't give his party a majority.
They did not win the election. It's about time the Conservatives realised this and stopped acting like they have any mandate. Right now we have a placeholder government that may not even last five years. Not the best time to make decisions that affect all 60 odd million of us.