Clearly us Irish haven't sufficiently "learnt our place".I agree. But the Union seems sacrosanct to the Tories...until something more important comes along like Brexit it appears.
It wasn't which is precisely the point. Hard-brexiteers can't claim democracy demands the only way is crash-out, because that wasn't a choice on the ballot paper either. Another inconvenient truth is that the vote followed a pro-Brexit campaign that did not focus on crashing out at all, promising instead something very different. "All the benefits...", remember?
The problem is the reality of you providing three options where two of the three options are simply not possibly achievable within the constraints of the Parliamentary Democracy we operate within.OK. There seems to be a constant whine about democracy.
There are 3 choices:
Allow the voters a ranked choice where they can vote 1st, 2nd and 3rd among the options. The least popular option of the 3 is eliminated and those votes now go to those voter's 2nd choice, if any. IE Proportional Representation (Instant Run Off for US readers). Those who want to get out regardless can vote 2,3,1 or 3,2,1. Remainers would likely vote 1,2,3.
- Exit with the most recent deal that failed in parliament but still did best amongst the options voted on in parliment
- Exit with no deal
Of course it doesn't have to be just 3 options, I'm sure Option 2 could be split into different options as many were presented in parliament over the last two years.
So now that the electorate have had a chance to view what is or could have been, then they are in a better position to judge. The only reason for not holding a second referendum is that some fear that the original result would be overturned by the electorate now that they are faced with more than theoretical ideas.
That’s the problem, fail to plan, plan to fail. It’s not difficult. There were plenty of plans available, there was even a competition but the quitlings knew that had a plan been proposed they would have lost the referendum. Your oppos in the ERG scuppered the parliamentary vote. Suck it up, loser.
Really. Given what's happening in the UK at this moment in time, do you not have a single cell of irony in your body??
Hum I see, you would have preferred a direct election of EU leaders, wow that's a very big step towards federalism, i like it, i could not have thought of that from eurosceptics
It’s all about democracy...innit
Ursula von der Leyen was elected last night by the newly elected European Parliament as the new President of the EU Commission.