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the last general election allowed a really disturbing precedent in this country's constitution to be accepted by default.
parliamentary sovereignty means that a general election beats *everything*. referendum, constitutional reform, international treaty, acts of parliament - all of these can be swept aside by an incoming government. there are procedures, yes, but parliament can pretty much rewrite the UK constitution on its first day of office. all it needs is a simple majority of both houses - and the Lords can be bypassed if they aren't co-operative (and it's a matter of convention that the Lords acquiesce to manifesto commitments anyway).
but at the last election, both main parties allowed the fiction that a referendum - something with no constitutional standing whatsoever, let's not forget! - was more powerful than a general election.
this was preposterous, of course, but went completely unchallenged in 2017. it must not be allowed to stand again. if Labour don't reassert genuine parliamentary sovereignty and insist that an election victory on a commitment to not reactivate article 50 for the life of the next parliament beats any number of referendums, then they might as well not even bother fighting the next election.
"but the lib dems campaigned for remain, and look at them!" ...yeah. sad to say, nobody trusts the lib dems any more; there's a considerable overlap between the people they (are perceived to have) betrayed and the people who want to stay in the EU. also, nobody expected May to last this long or Labour to have been quite so tunnel-sighted.
but that has to end now. if the EU won't let us hold another referendum - or if they do, but the result is "no deal" - a general election MUST then follow, and Labour MUST campaign to remain - and remind everyone that referendums have no constitutional standing. anything else would be an abject betrayal of everything, and everyone, they stood for.
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EU withdrawal vote
For : 202
Against : 432
Inside the Royal Pavilion (before I got told off for taking pictures :-)
Queuing up for residents day at the Royal Pavilion #Brighton
Took a day but my dev environment is now back set up as part of the OS reinstall.
Bonus is all my web dev stack is now managed with homebrew and services so easier to manage now.
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