Parliamentary Sovereignty vs Referenda

I have succeeded in trawling through Gregor Dallas’s article (No Effective Debate on Europe in Parliament) on the issue of whether we should leave the European Union, to fish for the numerous very good points he makes in it.

After our recent debate on issues being decided by Parliament and not being put to referendum, I was very struck by the point he makes that the recently elected Young Turks in the Tory Party who strongly favour our quitting the Union, frustrated by the opposition of their Liberal Party allies, are the very ones pressing for resort to a popular referendum.

If this really is the case, it really is deplorable. They were elected to make decisions and not to delegate them to popular vote.

Michael Webster