(Original post by pe-goose)
Why is it ....on a large scale, we are a democratic national. England,Northern Ireland,Scotland,Wales. We vote for something and the majority win. We accept it and move on.
Yet when it comes to things like referendums, like the EU referendum or Scottish polls to leave or stay...people keep demanding again.
We voted leave, yet people demand another vote...but if we were to vote again and we voted out again would the remainers demand another vote ....until they got the answer they wanted? If the remaining side did get vote stay then it would change. I guarantee they would not allow a 3rd vote to leave....it would be 1 rule for them another rule for everyone else. Same with Scotland they have asked if they wanted to stay or go, they said stay....yet that nutty woman keeps pushing for a vote.
...I thought we were a democracy
...yet they seem to forget this. When primeministers get voted in and we don't want them in,....why does noone else ask for another vote? May can now be forced out of office by the public....yet she remains. People seem dumb....
I just don't get it...
We have general elections every five years. Referendums are not frequent, and therefore people who don't the result they wanted will feel like it was a lost opportunity, rather than a 'better luck next time'.
In terms of the two referendums, it's better to split them into two. I stress, here, I'm not advocating any opinion here, just trying to reasonably answer your question.
The Scottish polls were shifting in favour of independence, at which point Westminster promised 'the vow', which was broken immediately following the 'No' vote. The growth in support for a second Scottish referendum comes as a direct result of Brexit, and includes a reasonable cohort who voted no before. Scotland is a traditionally a very politically different landscape than that of England, say. I think if Brexit hadn't happened, there wouldn't be quite so much discussion of a second referendum. However, given the significant political and economic change in the 4 years since the 2014 referendum, there is a resurgence. Many people in Scotland care more about their EU Citizenship than their UK Citizenship. [TLDR; Brexit has played a massive part in people wanting a second chance to vote].
I think the want for a second referendum is that the campaign for leave worked on the premise that Article 50 was to be triggered, and the UK would leave with new favourable deal. This clearly isn't going to be the case, and the risk of either a poor deal or, indeed, a no deal means that the campaign promised something unattainable. I think, also, given the interference and dirty money proven to be injected in the leave campaign, I think there are undeniably people questioning the integrity of the campaign.
I think, given the direction just now, people feel it is not undemocratic to offer a second referendum given the demonstrable difference between what was proposed through the leave campaign, and what the tangible end-product looks to be now. If the will of the people is still leave the EU with the current deal or no deal, then that would be democratic. If the will of the people has changed, in light of the Brexit Process, then that would also be democratic.
I'm sure different people have different feelings, but I'd guess that's a lot of people's thoughts.