Parliament '˜shirked responsibility' by voting to have referendum

I heard on Radio4 recently that 'Brexit is sucking the life out of government'.

Poor Mrs May. She never wanted to push this through. She could be honest that it was futile to hold a referendum on such a complex question. And then to lie that “it was a very clear verdict” when 16 million voted to remain and 17 to leave – almost half and half.

Parliament should have the final say. Our 650 MPs should have had a free vote. They represent us – that’s what we pay them for. Instead they shirked their responsibility by voting 6 to 1 for a referendum, which TIME magazine described as “an epic gamble by Cameron to mollify his backbenchers”.

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It’s not too late to put right a wrong. Our children and grandchildren would bless Mrs May for it.

John Munro

Westbury Lodge


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