……..thought I would live to see the day that a political commentator, in this case Simon Jenkins, admit that the British people are sovereign.
Voters surrender their sovereignty to MPs until the next election. Good, bad, sane or stupid, that is the rule, he writes. Well if that is the rule; and therefore representative democracy is not democracy per se, then it is about time the bloody rule was changed!
Jenkins continues: A quite different question is that of consent. No government in modern times has enjoyed majority consent of the electorate, let alone of the British people; in which case how can they legitimately have assumed office?