Within the current system of representative democracy under which we are forced to live, we all know that our politicians are able to take decisions which we have no method of questioning or overturning if we consider them wrong.
To date, when we look at the question resulting from the decision of the people to leave the European Union we can be forgiven if we feel all is not well. So far we have had the likes of David Davis, Liam Fox, Boris Johnson, John Redwood, Bill Cash (the list is virtually endless), all producing ‘verbal diarrhoea’, giving the impression that they haven’t a clue about how to extract this country from the clutches of the European Union. They appear to be stymied about how to control immigration and simultaneously retain access to the Single Market.
The fear that I have – and I’m sure it is one shared by many – is that the end result of their deliberations will be one that leaves the people no better off than they were prior to June 23rd.
The granting of referendums is currently in the hands of our politicians. Having granted the people the right to decide whether we should remain or leave the European Union, is it not logical to demand that they also grant us the final decision to approve or reject the decision on which they have arrived?
When one bears in mind that there must be more of the electorate that are better informed than the ‘650 talking heads sitting on the green benches’; that those whose lives will be affected far outnumber them, then the need for a referendum on their decision cannot – and should not – be ignored.
Of course, living as we do under representative democracy – aka democratised dictatorship – no doubt we, the people, will be ignored; as we are so too often.
The sooner we are able to bring Direct Democracy to this country the sooner we will be able to tell our political class how we wish to live rather then the present situation whereby they are able to tell us how we have to live