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After Brexit, should referendums be banned? Part 2

Without the EU referendum, we would be living under a Miliband government. In the second of two articles our Chief Political Commentator examines the argument against deciding complex questions by referendums by trying to imagine what would have happened if our constitution ruled them out

After Brexit, should referendums be banned?

Many people complained that a referendum was the wrong way to decide such a complex question as Britain’s membership of the EU. In the first of two articles, our Chief Political Commentator looks at the origin of the referendum in our constitution and what would have happened without it

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