TreenonPoet


  • @Marco[#14]

    ”I really can’t see what would be ‘democratic’ about foisting an outcome on the electorate that that electorate shows every sign of no longer wanting.”

    I have never seen a sign of the elect […]

  • TreenonPoet posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Alan4discussion #10
    Feb 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm:-

    ”the grossly reckless, and incompetent Corbyn, disables the
    opposition”

    Both sides are playing politics on an issue that could ruin the UK! When I argue for Parliament to debate whether the UK should leave the EU, it is not because I have any respect for the way that Parliament does things.

  • TreenonPoet posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    ”David Cameron might have done well to emulate it [a two-thirds
    majority], at least to some degree, in his EU referendum which also,
    after all, concerned a major constitutional change.”

    There is still a slight possibility that a supermajority might, in effect, be applied retrospectively to the EU Referendum…

    The 2015 Conservative…[Read more]

  • TreenonPoet posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Pinball1970 #42 Jul 18, 2016 at 8:08 am ”They can make announcement,
    “We just wanted your input, thanks for that, we have decided to ignore
    that option.””

    Not ”ignore” it, but take it into account within the context of other considerations.

  • TreenonPoet posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Robert Cheatle #28 Jul 17, 2016 at 11:02 am

    The margin is much less if adjusted in line with the Ipsos/Mori poll conducted for BBC Newsnight shortly after the vote. The poll found that 5% of Leave voters would now vote to remain and 2% of the Remain voters would now vote to leave. I think that works out at a nett margin of 0.37% of the…[Read more]

  • TreenonPoet posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    @OP:

    ”Cameron should not have called the referendum at all, but at least
    he should have set the bar higher: a two-thirds majority, or a
    majority that places the verdict outside the statistical margin of
    error, or a second referendum a fortnight after the first, to ratify
    the decision.”

    The referendum agreed to by Parliament was…[Read more]

  • TreenonPoet posted a new activity comment 2 years, 8 months ago

    The source link does not work for me. I think that the following was the intended destination:-

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/10/losing-my-religion-life-after-extreme-belief-faith