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Let the People Speak … But Make the Politicians Decide

Let the People Speak … But Make the Politicians Decide
Let the People Speak … But Make the Politicians Decide
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.
Referendum, democracy, 1975, European Union, EU constitution, Tony Benn, Enoch Powell, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath
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O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron (2006) Let the People Speak … But Make the Politicians Decide Yorkshire Post, p. 13.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: September 2006
Keywords: Referendum, democracy, 1975, European Union, EU constitution, Tony Benn, Enoch Powell, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 263426
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263426
PURE UUID: fe0c3c53-c8a5-4192-8634-575c45682152

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Date deposited: 14 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:45

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Author: Kieron O'Hara

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