Congrats on Paul Gordon’s article

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Alfaz del Pi
April 28

A para that I thought was very relevant and should be considered by everyone who calls the referendum result ‘the will of the people’.
‘…the results of the 2016 referendum were very close with less than 4% of difference between Leave and Remain. With such a narrow majority no responsible government should embark on a radical plan of major far-reaching constitutional change affecting the country for generations to come.’
If the UK citizens living/working in Europe had not been disenfranchised, unable to vote on a matter that affects them perhaps more than any other group of citizens,then the vote may have been very different.
Should there be a second referendum then all the facts, the for and against, should be clearly stated first and as I understand it 40% of those with a vote last time did not use it.
Perhaps they will. if there is a next time. now events have shown how important the result would be.

PDT

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  1. Absolutely right PDT.But remember we naughty British Nationals have chosen to live outside that grim little island which is our home country,& we must be punished.We were supposed to have our right to vote reinstalled but,Oh dear no time left for that to be debated & passed.We shall soon be like stateless people with no rights in any country to vote or have a say in our future conditions.Of course we can return to the (dis)United Kingdom where perhaps there will be tents set up on Salisbury Plain or Dartmoor & we can establish a British refugee camp since many retired people will not be able to afford their own home.And we can join the queue for welfare benefits,something none of us have had if we are legal residents here.Our Prime Minister recently served as a monitor in her upmarket constituency giving out water to those taking part in a marathon there.How very admirable,& I say this as a previous Tory voter & ex member of the British Armed Forces.Instead I suggest she spend a day dishing out supplies at a food bank which young families have to access to feed their children.This is the 21st.century,surely the British public who voted for Brexit,do realise that the world does not stop at the English Channel & if we ever encounter an alien from another planet,will we ask if “he” has a current new British blue passport & of course “he” must speak English.Just a thought.

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