Hazel Grove Forum

A Suburb in Stockport

10 10 / 10 from 9 Reviews

Post Reply

You are posting as a Guest

You are not logged into an account. There are many benefits to registering an account with us, such as the ability to edit your posts.

Register Login.

Items marked with an astrix (*) must be filled in



 


 

Format Codes Disabled | Smileys Disabled

 

 

Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code  Refresh Refresh Image
Powered by Web Wiz CAPTCHA version 4.03
Copyright ©2005-2013 Web Wiz
 

By clicking submit you agree this complies with our Standards.



sam39 posted..

Serenity: Before Referenda were introduced into British politics, all decisions were taken by elected Governments
after a general election. It was the GE which gave the authority. The classic case was in 1911 when the Liberal Government forced a GE on the powers of the House of Lords. They won a large majority and thus had the mandate and MPs to curb the powers of the Lords. Although a referendum result gives a mandate - it does not give the power, that is, the votes of MPs. The Tories have an overall majority of 12. If enough Tory MPs vote against, or abstain, the Government does not have the power to pass the necessary legislation to get us out of the EU. In 1975, Wilson said that he would do everything in his power to implement the results of the referendum but he could not guarantee it - that would depend on Parliament. Now, of course, MPs (of all parties) might feel honour bound to follow the results of the referendum; then again they might not.