The blue gang (conservatives) have decided to have a referendum on staying or leaving the European Union. All three gangs blues (cons), the reds (labour) and yellow (liberal democrats) have decided on staying within the EU.
This IN or OUT vote will occur on 23rd June 2016.
A simple question may come to mind. Is the result of the UK referendum on the 23rd of June 2016 binding on the government/governmind?
If the leave vote wins, does the blue gang have to give the EU the obligatory 28 days notice after the 23rd of June 2016, of its desire to leave?
Yes, I know wikipedia is not an authoritative source, but dear reader it is a starting point.
“Referendums are not legally binding, so legally the Government can ignore the results; for example, even if the result of a pre-legislative referendum were a majority of ‘No’ for a proposed law, Parliament could pass it anyway, because parliament is sovereign.”
Let us observe the show, as all three of the major political gangs have decided on staying in the EU, will they remind the voters that this referendum is purely consultative? In other words the 3 colored gangs of parliament have a consensus on staying in the EU. If the vote is IN they get their consent and agreement to stay in the EU. If the vote is OUT, the “sovereign” parliamentarians may simply stick a finger at the electorate.
Cynical? Sadly yes! I note the polling has both IN and OUT around 39% each.Plenty of scope to massage expectations and the eventual result. It was a close call but we voted IN!
This pretense does remind me of the US republican and democratic presidential nominations. Vote for your condidate but the insiders really decide on the nominees.
How much will this non-binding question to the voting public cost? One estimate in the express is £10million.
The reader may be inclined to shout, stop your cynical whining, however dear reader that is the point. I don’t agree. I dissent from the consensus, their reality.
Manufactured consent? Fabricated realities? Consent by deceit? Do you see the commonality dear reader? Your mind! They wish to govern, control your mind (ment). The charade is to give them legitamacy? The sophistry and obfuscation is simply to get YOU to consent, to give them a mandate.