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Andy, you, and others, have said this "In a democratic society the minority accept the majorities wishes. " and other versions of it many times.
I think this is where the disagreement between us originates. You appear to be saying in that phrase, and other versions of it, that you think that once the referendum result was announced that should have ended the matter.
I, and others, believe that is to ignore the fact that the referendum was advisory only, and several other important considerations surrounding the vote. It ignores the fact that we still have no idea what brexit will actually entail and the fact that our PM has been trying to avoid allowing Parliament to debate the topic preferring to begin the process of taking the UK out of the EU on her own signature. Many Brexiters are content apparently to ignore these dubiously democratic considerations and concentrate on just one aspect, the referendum result.
I'm saying that while I accept the result, how could I not? It's a matter of fact. I don't think the matter ends there. In politics everything is up for reconsideration, that's democracy, as you know.
We are all free to express our views in the hope that they may prevail, that's democracy too.
So I'll be very happy to discuss the issues and developments with anybody but it would go better if all the Brexiters would follow your excellent example and allow that remainers are entitled to hold and express views, even if the Brexiters don't agree with them.
Last edited by erneboy; 25-11-2016 at 09:43.