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OliverJohnstone posted..

Sam as a politician I know that things are a lot less simple than they seem.

The Lisbon Treaty acted as an enabling treaty which throws into question whether referendum locks would actually have any teeth ie would a significant change actually required a new treaty. Furthermore, even if we did have a referendum, look at how the campaign is stacked against dissenting voices now. Referenda are superficial and are at the mercy of who holds the money and big endorsers.

Even if we discount the above, the history of the EU does not support the idea of a benevolent democracy. Look at what happened in Ireland where they had a 2nd referendum to get a different result. France and the Netherlands where the EU Constitution was rejected in a referendum but they just introduced it anyway under the guise of the Lisbon Treaty.

This referendum is about the security of our parliamentary democracy for the next 20 years or more. The EU project is an agenda which its architects both in the UK and abroad are determined to see through with or without democratic consent of the people of member states.

If we vote to remain, we sign up to another Maastricht or Lisbon or something worse which further disencranchises us and our parliament in favour of Brussels.