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The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit Revisited: Questions for the New Parliament

The Constitution Unit Blog

A further referendum on Brexit is central to many parties’ general election pledges. Today, the Constitution Unit launches a new report examining how such a vote might come about and what form it might take. This updates previous work conducted last year. In this post, adapted from the report’s final chapter, Alan Renwick, Meg Russell, Lisa James and Jess Sargeant sum up the key conclusions. They find that, though it would not be without difficulties, a vote on Johnson’s deal may be the quickest option and the one most likely to command public legitimacy. 

The Constitution Unit’s latest report, The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit Revisited: Questions for the New Parliament, is published today. It significantly updates our previous analysis of the mechanics of a further Brexit referendum, exploring the circumstances that might lead to a further referendum on Brexit, and the form that such a referendum…

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Parliament staying its hand on a 2004 private member’s bill didn’t stop @NZHumanRights from amending the law! It stands as regent over our parliament, dealing out victories that cannot be won on the floor of Parliament through normal democratic means?

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Michael Shellenberger: the lost souls of the green movement — The Brendan O’Neill Show

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Why so much rule breaking?

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10 things you should know about the London Bridge attacker and “early release”

The Secret Barrister

No time can be afforded in 2019 to respect the dead. Not when there’s an election at stake, and the tantalising prospect of scoring cheap political points winks coyly at you from a special advisor’s email. So it is that, within 24 hours after the killings by Usman Khan at London Bridge, politicians have lined up in descending order of deplorability to exploit the tragedy for their own ends. The Prime Minister obviously went first, leaping in front of Sky cameras last night to claim:

” I have long argued that it is a mistake to serious and violent criminals out of prison early and it is very important that we get out of that habit and that we enforce the appropriate sentences for dangerous criminals, especially for terrorists that the public want to see.”

This, one presumes, is a nod to his well-publicised manifesto pledges to “toughen up sentences”…

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The wages of sin had a good run @USAMViceFund

More on @paulkrugman forgetting the literature on self-fulfilling financial crises and speculative attacks

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