Let the People Speak … But Make the Politicians Decide
O'Hara, Kieron (2006) Let the People Speak … But Make the Politicians Decide. Yorkshire Post, 13-13.
There have been a number of recent calls for referendums, for two reasons. First, some argue that ratification of the reshaped EU constitution can only be done on the back of a referendum. Second, others argue that the 'disconnect' between politicians and voters means that more power should be transferred to voters. This article examines the constitutional position, and also assesses Britain's one national referendum, in 1975, and concludes that there is no advantage to be gained by transferring power away from Westminster.
|Keywords:||Referendum, democracy, 1975, European Union, EU constitution, Tony Benn, Enoch Powell, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath|
|Divisions :||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
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|Date Deposited:||14 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 14:07|
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