Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 24, 2019

A Lesson On Liberal Democracy?

The European Commission has issued an emotional plea to British politicians, calling openly on Parliament to authorize a second referendum and abandon Brexit altogether.

“We share so much, we are all defending liberal democracy. It is much better if the UK stays in the EU,” said Pierre Moscovici , the powerful economics commissioner. “If the only way to get out of the mess is a second referendum, why not?” he told the World Economic Forum in Davos. “It would be fully legitimate.”

Mr Moscovici said the EU should not put pressure on Westminster but helpfully suggested the model used by Ireland after it rejected Nice and Lisbon treaties following referenda. In both episodes the Irish people reversed the decisions.

Just so we all understand, a liberal democracy is a democratic system of government is one in which individual rights and freedoms are officially recognized and protected, and the exercise of political power is limited by the rule of law.

Well, across the whole of the EU, voter turnout in the May 2014 European Parliament election was 51 per cent of over-55s, but only 28 per cent of 18-24 year olds. 

But when asked the UK  voted on its future in the European Union, 72.2 per cent of registered voters casting their ballots in the referendum, the Electoral Commission said. “Counting Officers have verified that a total of 33,568,184 ballot papers were included in the count for the referendum”.

So, butt out Pierre Moscovici, and don’t interfere with a democratic lawful decision made in the UK. You want fully legitimate? We delivered it in June 2016.

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