Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Farage conceded defeat gracefully at 10.25 on referendum night - why can't Remainers?

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Talk about bad losers. Nigel Farage conceded defeat gracefully at 10.25 pm on referendum night. Compare and contrast with the many people who are still writing that we should ignore the referendum. The Liberal Democrat leader, whose name no man remembers, has suggested this. So have many others. Hundreds of barristers have signed a letter telling us to ignore the referendum.

To these people the answer is clear. It is this. This is what we were told before the referendum. Nothing about it being advisory or something for Parliament to decide. 




This is from a paper issued by the government in February.
The result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be final. The Government would have a democratic duty to give effect to the electorate’s decision. The Prime Minister made clear to the House of Commons that “if the British people vote to leave, there is only one way to bring that about, namely to trigger Article 50 of the Treaties and begin the process of exit, and the British people would rightly expect that to start straight away.

7 comments:

  1. A few days before the referendum Farage hinted at street violence if Leave had lost.

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  2. That is a gross distortion of what he said. When the full interview is watched, it is clear Mr. Farage is making a point about how the lack of democratic consultation around the policies of mass migration could lead to an increase in extremism and even violence – rather than advocating violence, itself.

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    1. He also wanted a second referendum if his side lost by a narrow margin....

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    2. He wanted a second referendum one day if he lost narrowly, anonymous. Not on all fours with saying the result should be ignored.

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    3. He wanted it soon not 'one day'.

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    4. He did not argue that the result should be ignored or accuse the people who voted Remain of stupidity, bigotry or anything else.

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  3. The Leave vote was biggest vote for anything in UK's history.

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