Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Dangers of Referendums

Many people are pinning their hopes of "deliverance" (for want of a better word) from Brexit on the possibility of a second referendum. They should not get their hopes up, in the unlikely event there is a second referendum, they should bear in mind:

1 Referendums are divisive, as the last one has amply demonstrated. To hold a second one will not heal divisions, but will worsen them.

2 Brexit is not a simple binary choice, yet the referendum will be.

3 The result may not be what you wish for, then what?

4 There has already been a referendum on this subject. Do you just keep holding them until you get a result that you want?

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