Brittle Brexit

As to the original referendum itself, the right of democracy was not given to us for such a crude, naïve and dubious ‘yes/no’ choice as an advisory plebiscite – this plebiscite having such complex and life-changing repercussions, one with a lumpen 50:50 bare hair-trigger vote for its tipping-point!

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  1. Someone has told me that this is the history of the Referendum –

    In March 1975 Margaret Thatcher described referendum as “a device of dictators and demagogues”. Thatcher was quoting Clement Attlee who noticed that Hitler, Mussolini and Napoleon III used referendum to legitimise decisions they had made. If we just look at referendum before Wordl War II we can see how Mussolini and Hitler used them to their advantage.
    •March 1929 – Italy approves single-party list for Mussolini’s National Fascist Party in referendum.
    •July 1933 – Hitler grants himself the power to hold referendums.
    •November 1933 – Germans vote to leave the League of Nations in referendum.
    •March 1934 – Italians confirm approval of single-party list for Mussolini’s National Fascist Party in referendum.
    •August 1934 – Germans approve combining posts of Chancellor & President in referendum.
    •March 1936 – Germany approve single-party rule & occupation of Rhineland in referendum.
    •April 1938 – Germans approve single list of Nazi candidates for Reichstag & Anschluss with Austria in referendum.

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