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Grasping at Straws?

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:55 pm

In some respects the Brexit referendum itself was a violation of human rights, argues Adrian Low. Three substantial groups were denied the opportunity to vote when inclusion of any two of those groups would almost certainly have reversed the result. Rational democratic decision-making was negated by a campaign of exaggeration and lies and unnecessary last-minute poll predictions encouraged complacency in the turnout for Remain.


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Re: Grasping at Straws?

Postby atticus » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:58 pm

I will beat miner to asking you to look at the author's credentials.
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Re: Grasping at Straws?

Postby diy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:29 pm

Turn out doesn't suggest there was any voter complacency. The only credible argument is that the binary vote could not account for a very large proportion on both sides who had no idea what either option would lead to.
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Re: Grasping at Straws?

Postby dls » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:47 pm

i cannot see that the denial of votes was either improper or wrong. i would have made exactly the same calls as the MPs did.

Does the author mention that the electorate was challenged at court and the challenge failed?

To suggest the choices were an infringement of human rights is just bollocks.

there is something really very very sad miserable and denying of reality in the continued moaning about this. It has no contact with reality. he sounds like a five ear old who has had his sweets taken away.
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Re: Grasping at Straws?

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:31 pm

There's something about Europe that brings out the legal fruitcake brigade. For most of the last 40 years it's been rabid Brexiteers wanting to prosecute the Queen for breaching her coronation oath, and suchlike. We supporters of the European Soviet Socialist Republic* are just making up for lost time.

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