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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 17:59
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Not on that point, no, because it was quite clear in the referendum legislation that the referendum was only advisory, so nobody had any "right" for their vote to be implemented, because the Act explicitly and deliberately didn't create any such right.
However, since that vote there has been an acceptance by the government that the wishes of the people must be acted upon, and they have indeed acted, by issuing the Article 50 notice to the EU. Does this not change the legal position, such that there is now an obligation on the government to leave, and hence the electorate have acquired a legal right to expect that the government will carry through on the action they have started?
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