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Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

Andy Hall

@hewbass - while I completely agree that the nature of the debate was pathetic (although the remain side never managed to invoke the fifth rider of the apocalypse - maybe he just isn't famous enough) - I do not agree that the winning line should be moved in favour of one side of the other. Which side should take ownership of the default position? Which would you have:

"We will remain part of the EU unless 60% of you vote to leave."

or

"We will leave the EU unless 60% of you vote to remain".

Perhaps we should have a referendum to agree the question? Would you advocate the same thing in a general election - the incumbent stays in power until another party wins more than 60% of the vote? Or should that only apply when the party you support is in power?

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