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Old 6th Oct 2019, 16:17
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WingNut60
 
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All too frequently the use of referendums can be demonstrated to be little more than an opportunity for elected to politicians to abrogate their responsibility on matters that they deem to be contrary to their political futures.
There is still (always will be) a need for the ability to directly canvas the will of the electorate whether that be through a binding referendum or through a non-binding plebiscite.
But may I suggest that any reform include a variation that puts the hurdle for change somewhere above 50%.
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