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so if the wrong party are elected on Thursday can we do it again so the people can make the right choice ?
this is a democracy after all.

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You will get another vote, when the next election is called...
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Good point. Especially when the argument for a people's vote over Brexit being that we were told lies.
All parties lie through their teeth in much of their election manifestos. What's made to sound like a promise magically post election turns into an aspiration.
In fact Labours Jess "the mouth" Phillips said as much live on breakfast TV recently declaring words to the effect that their manifesto wasn't worth the paper it's written on.
Much to the annoyance of labour canvassers who've had this thrown back in their faces on the doorsteps.
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Can we also get a peoples AV referendum again.
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so if the wrong party are elected on Thursday can we do it again so the people can make the right choice ?
this is a democracy after all.

If the new government can't get anything through Parliament, yes.

As you are aware, the problem with the Brexit referendum is that there was such disagreement over what Brexit meant, making it impossible to get any flavour of Brexit. The best way to clarify which option to take is, IMO, a referendum with detailed options - we have a lot more info now.
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Especially when the argument for a people's vote over Brexit being that we were told lies.
No. The main issue is that no form of Brexit could get a majority in Parliament (until very recently). Brexit was not well defined on the referrendum, and clearly covered such a wide range of options that MPs could claim that it meant whatever they wanted. The available Brexit options are much better known now, although the deal is merely a framework, requiring lots more negotiation, so people could vote to make their preference clear.
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If the new government can't get anything through Parliament, yes.

As you are aware, the problem with the Brexit referendum is that there was such disagreement over what Brexit meant, making it impossible to get any flavour of Brexit. The best way to clarify which option to take is, IMO, a referendum with detailed options - we have a lot more info now.
hmmm the People voted leave. that is the Will of the People.
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hmmm the People voted leave. that is the Will of the People.
And repeating that does NOTHING to choose which deal, or no deal. Parliament failed to choose, so who should?
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And repeating that does NOTHING to choose which deal, or no deal. Parliament failed to choose, so who should?
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Can we please rerun this thread, starting with a different point? I'm not keen on how it's going.
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Should, not will. The referendum question was so vague as to have been devisive - it should never have been asked without more detail, if at all.
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Should, not will. The referendum question was so vague as to have been devisive - it should never have been asked without more detail, if at all.
the question was not at all vague. it simply asked people if they wanted to stay or leave.
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the question was not at all vague. it simply asked people if they wanted to stay or leave.
Really. Could leave include staying in the customs union? What about medical care for holiday makers? The rights of those living in the EU?
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so if the wrong party are elected on Thursday can we do it again so the people can make the right choice ?
this is a democracy after all.

Rofl... one narrow victory and not a single win since. Stop crying democracy or we will have to field Bury FC for the next England world cup team.
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Really. Could leave include staying in the customs union? What about medical care for holiday makers? The rights of those living in the EU?
in our representative democracy we leave the boring stuff to the nerds at Westminster
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Really. Could leave include staying in the customs union? What about medical care for holiday makers? The rights of those living in the EU?
It was in no way a complex matter and entirely suitable for the average person to decide about and not the governing party.

Next: a referendum on which is better, nuclear fusion or solar power.

After that, we can let the electorate decide if a grand unified theory of everything is more useful science than genetics.
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It was in no way a complex matter and entirely suitable for the average person to decide about and not the governing party.

Next: a referendum on which is better, nuclear fusion or solar power.

After that, we can let the electorate decide if a grand unified theory of everything is more useful science than genetics.
Tell that to Northern Ireland.
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