M. Macron, Theresa May, the British press as well as your editorials, have all made strong cases for and against Brexit. But no one appears to have questioned the legitimacy of the referendum itself.
Sir, Britain claims to be a Parliamentary democracy wherein we the people elect the representatives whom we believe to be the most capable of making the right decisions in the running of the country. Parliament also has access to the finest experts to assist them in this endeavour. A government may choose to devolve itself of the responsibility of government with a referendum but only on one-dimensional subjects such as the legalisation of marijuana or even, say, should we re-introduce the death penalty for terrorists.
But on abstruse and complicated matters upon which the future prosperity of the country depends, the people are not sufficiently equipped or informed to make these decisions. For David Cameron to have abnegated Parliament’s authority by handing over to an ill-equipped nation the crucial responsibility on making quite clearly the most vitally important political, social and financial decision of our time borders on heresy.
The referendum must be declared to be illegal and the responsibility for staying in or getting out given back to Parliament.
Thank you Palma airport. We arrived on Tuesday 6th June my husband 86, and me 84. And from the time we arrived we never walked a step until we got to the car park.
They were waiting when our plane arrived with wheelchairs, took us to the carousel to collect our luggage and then took us, still in the wheelchair, to the car park. The young man and lady were polite and very helpful.
This a free service but we gave them a small tip. Many people complain about airport services but Palma did us proud.
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