Thomas Bridge wrote:
> As for the point about Nice - the number of votes cast against the
> Nice treaty barely moved from the first to the second referendum.
> What happened in the first referendum was the yes voters all assumed
> they didn't need to vote.
Everyone got to state a preference: Yes, No, or Don't Care. What
happened in the second referendum was that the Don't Cares voted not to
have a third referendum.
> In between, there was a general election
> held in which a key manifesto promise was to do a rerun of the Nice
> treaty. So I don't quite understand your complaint.
I just don't think that a system where, if the politicians don't like
the result, they can make us do it again, is a democracy.
I don't believe the general election is relevant, since almost all our
politicians were in favour of the treaty (as they are now). Whichever
way you voted, you got a pro-treaty party. So people weren't voting for
or against Nice, in the general election.
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