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The Guardian view on referendums: right questions, wrong answers

10 Oct

The people have spoken – but the public didn’t say quite what politicians wanted to hear. In two referendums in two very different places the people were allowed to pronounce on matters of national import. Both were intended to stamp democratic legitimacy on to controversial ideas. Both produced results illustrating the risks of direct democracy, not its benefits.

Source: The Guardian view on referendums: right questions, wrong answers

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Posted by on October 10, 2016 in Reportages

 

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