- 7 Dec 2017
I disagree. Your MP acts in your best interest, it has nothing to do with your best wishes. That’s the whole point of a representative system. You delicate someone to make informed decisions on your behalf with more information than you or I have access too.
I can’t think of any structural questions where the public are more informed than a Member of Parliament.
Which structural questions did you have in mind?
Now and again the MP`s may be better informed and they should be able to make the case for "best interest".
Equally, there are occasions where they need the people on board, and the changes are of sufficient weight/impact that the people should be asked.
That is pure, unadulterated democracy and is passed in law by those who represent our best interest before they ask us and becomes a national referendum.
We`ve only ever had 3 so they aren`t thrown around willy nilly and when they happen they matter.
Joining the EEC.
Remaining in the EU.
As Atlee called them: "I could not consent to the introduction into our national life of a device so alien to all our traditions as the referendum which has only too often been the instrument of Nazism and Fascism."
Even Mrs T was against them, think she called them devices of dictators and demigogues ....... *checks thread - not the Boris one