BREXIT: We’ll survive another vote

Switzerland has just overturned a referendum held in 2016, with the outcome being a razor-thin split of 50.8 per cent to 49.2 per cent, the court deeming that voters had insufficient information at the original poll.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th May 2019, 1:00 pm

And is the country on fire for it? No.

The Swiss, often pointed to as a bastion of a wealthy democracy, have referenda frequently. They know how democracy works and have the guts to admit it when it doesn’t.

So do we.

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The 2016 referendum is wholly marred by the misinformation and criminality that surrounded it. Proponents of that referendum are not upholding democracy, they’re upholding criminality.

We survived World War II. We can survive Referendum II.

Robin Tudge,

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