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Why those calling for a second EU referendum are their own worst enemies

Since the June 2016 referendum on membership of the EU, various supporters of remaining in the EU have called for a second referendum.  They are perfectly entitled to do so.  They obviously encounter opposition from supporters of leaving the EU, … Continue reading

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Why wasn’t the referendum binding?

In a previous post, I made the observation that there would not have been a legal challenge to the means of triggering notification under Article 50 of the TEU if the June referendum had been legally binding.  Although the Government … Continue reading

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No rerun of the referendum

I spoke in two debates in the Lords this week following the EU referendum on 23 June.  One point was common to both speeches.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, we had a debate on the outcome of the referendum.  I was speaker … Continue reading

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Rules matter…

Institutions are not neutral in their effect.  They operate on the basis of processes and rules.  What those rules are can affect outcomes.  Had the Labour Party adopted the same rules for electing the  leader as the Conservative Party, Jeremy … Continue reading

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