Take the people's
plebiscite OUT of party politics!
Brexit is a matter for the whole country and
generations to come.
Iniref proposes that a new UK/EU referendum should
be held so that the electorate can decide about
terms for leaving the EU, which we could not
possibly know in 2016. At the same time we encourage
that respect should be shown towards our system of
indirect, "representative" democracy. Only after the
wheels of government have turned, interactions and
consultations with Parliament completed, should a
clear and final recommendation be put before the
people in a referendum.
Democracy experts such as the Council of Europe
recommend clear questions and realistic,
well-explained, straightforward alternatives.
Parliament has the right to decide about the
referendum's design, questions or propositions on
the ballot, timing and binding versus advisory
nature of the referendum result. We recommend that
the result shall be binding* and that the options on
the ballot should be only two .... :
1. The government's proposed agreement for leaving
Leave the EU with no agreement,
(if the latter be recommended by the Government or
by default has become the only
2. Remain in the EU by revoking our request under
Article 50, Treaty on European Union.
This referendum must be planned NOW and held
regardless of which parties are in or have taken
over government, independently of whatever proposals
have been finalised by Parliament and government for
leaving the EU.
We appeal to citizens and politicians: Take the
people's decision about UK and EU, with a binding
referendum-ballot, OUT of party politics! Brexit is
a matter for the whole country and generations to
* This was the case for the 2011 referendum
about electoral system, "alternative vote"
LOBBY YOUR MP ABOUT THIS!
Campaign for direct democracy in Britain
Citizens' Initiative and Referendum I&R ~ GB
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