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Parliamentary Sovereignty and the EU Referendum

"In asking for a debate and a vote on this matter, we are asking Parliament to exercise its sovereignty."
"The question before us all is whether we want the UK to be a major leading nation in one of the three big blocs of influence in our world – USA, China, EU – or whether we want the UK to become an isolated offshore entity of diminished and diminishing significance in the world."

A.C. Grayling
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Brexit is not the will of the British people – it never has been

Adrian Low from the London School of Economics and Political Science, makes this argument by analysing the post-referendum polls and demographic trends:

"The difference between leave and remain was 3.8 percent or 1.3 million in favour of Leave. However, in a close analysis, virtually all the polls show that the UK electorate wants to remain in the EU, and has wanted to remain since referendum day. Moreover, according to predicted demographics, the UK will want to remain in the EU for the foreseeable future."

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Who's my MP / MEP?

http://www.europarl.org.uk/en/your-meps/uk_meps.html

http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps

 

Professor Michael Dougan on UK after vote to leave

"The Leave campaign was one of the most dishonest campaigns this country has ever seen”, potentially resulting in “untold damage to the quality of our national democracy”.

Prof Michael Dougan, EU lawyer

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FT comment post encapsulates the remainer/brexit row

Leavers: “That’s your problem, we’ve done our bit and voted, we’re going to sit here and eat popcorn and watch as you do it.”
Remainers: “Shouldn’t you do it?”
Leavers: “It’s not up to us to work out the detail, it’s up to you experts.”
Remainers: “I thought you’d had enough of experts”
Leavers: “Remain experts.”

Ishtar Ostaria
Ft.com

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Don’t abandon the Europe that I fought for – and my comrades died for

"I am 96. I remember how far we have come. I know what we stand to lose."

Franklin Medhurst, DFC (RAF 1939-46)

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Trump Holds A Mirror Up To Brexit Britain

"...Our society is built on values, even if we take them for granted.
These values, which include equality, fairness, justice and inclusivity, have made British society what it is today. They are not, however, exclusive to Britain, but shared across Europe."

Federico Moscogiuri, Charity executive
Huffington Post
22/11/2016

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