British democracy has always been based on compromise – it is rare that a large majority vote for the party in power. Yet despite this the country still carries on – albeit reluctantly.
Currently there’s something very different happening in Britain. Since the outcome of the Brexit referendum was announced last month, millions of Britons have called for a revote.
In the last week an online petition carrying 4 million signatures calling for a second referendum was presented to the UK government. While Cameron has ruled out a second referendum, MPs will nonetheless debate the call, although it is unlikely to have the power to change anything.
The government – not least Cameron – argued that the British public voted overwhelmingly in favor of the UK leaving the European Union. In truth less than 52 percent voted for Brexit.
If a general election were called, it’s impossible to see where those opposed to the Brexit would (or indeed can) turnPeter Harrison