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    David Cameron and the Tories won a mandate to deliver a referendum at the last election. If we leave it is likely he will step down. None of the proposals set out by the official Leave campaign have a mandate, only that we stay or leave. Given a large part of the leave agenda is about democracy, it surely follows that the electorate should be allowed to choose the representatives they wish to move the country forward?
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    Very likely I think
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    No, why would we?

    The exact same people voted the government in a year ago and that hasn't changed. In all likelihood the exact same people would run again and be voted for again...I don't see how the referendum affects that? Unless some of the candidates are going to be deported?

    If Cameron quits/gets booted, that's a matter for the Conservative party, he's not the president and we didn't vote for him.
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    I'm not sure any of the main parties would want a General Election this year. The Conservatives are split on Europe, Labour have the worst leader since Michael Foot & the Lib Dems haven't exactly recovered from their beating if opinion polls are to believed.
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    As much as I don't care for a Tory government (I'm pro Brexit), I suspect it'd be better to continue on until the next election year.

    None of the opposition parties are remotely in a state to offer a challenge, and the Tories don't become politically defunct just because the PM's faction loses a referendum campaign.

    He may tender his resignation, in which case I suspect a simple transfer of power to another Tory leader to carry out the remainder of the term, but I could be wrong.
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    None of the proposals set out by the official Leave campaign have a mandate, only that we stay or leave
    By extension they do, and significant policy decisions can be decided in consultation/by parliament(ary select committees). No reason to call an election, but I do see the PM/Chancellor going, at the very least - the way they've handled this has been utterly farcical, bordering on irresponsible

    it surely follows that the electorate should be allowed to choose the representatives they wish to move the country forward?
    Article 50 provides for a minimum of 2 years grace under withdrawal. That takes us to 2019, with an election in 2020 :yy:
 
 
 
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