Post by Joe Post by Pamela
Thing is, David Cameron gave incorrect information. All referendums
are advisory and, on that point, he misled those who listened to him.
And you're continuing to deliberately miss the point: the referendum
was in legal terms advisory but the Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom promised to implement the result, *advisory* *or* *not*.
OK, we know now he was lying, and also lying about staying on as PM if
the vote was for leaving, but the promise remains.
No promise remains. Theer is only the distant echo remains of words
uttered by a former politician, Cameron, which some die hard Brexiteers
still cling on to.
Post by Joe
The referendum was held on the basis that it was real, that the voters
of the UK were being given the choice to remain or leave.
The referendum was never more than advisory. Cook up as many arguments
as you like (about what was promised in the campaign or whatever) but
it's not going to change this.
If a whopping majority
wanted to leave the EU then MPs would be unwise to ignore them. As it
turned out, a slender majority (probably now gone) wanted Brexit and
government went about appeasing their wish.
Post by Joe
People voted in the referendum on that basis.
It's no good saying now that it was all just a hoax. Oooops, sir,
you've bought the product, but it doesn't do what it says on the tin,
and I knew it didn't when I sold it to you, and you're not getting
your money back 'cos I'm the government. That won't do. The
Conservative Party either gets behind their former leader's promise or
they die now as a serious political force, and take what remains of
the UK government's reputation with them. The Lib-Dems will have
The referendum was always advisory. I am sorry for those who fooled
themselves or allowed themselves to be fooled that it was not.
After the referendum Leavers found, to everyone's amazement, that
opposition in Parliament to Brexit had collapsed. Brexiteers were given
a clear run but mucked it up royally with excessive and unrealistic
demands and behaving like children.
As the true nature of Brexit has revealled itself they have reasserted
themselves. Yesterday's votes in Parliament have given control back to
The adults are back in charge.