Michael Gove more or less has said that we should get behind Theresa May’s Brexit Deal, because, although it doesn’t give Brexiteers one hundred per cent of what they want, they should settle for it, because the Brexit ‘side’ did not get one hundred per cent of the vote in the 2016 referendum.
This is an interesting argument, isn’t it?
I wonder if he would be happy, for example, to apply this to any general election? In other words, if, say, the Tories did not win one hundred per cent of the vote in a general election, but enough to form a government, should they offer the electorate a compromise version of their policies, incorporating other policies that are more acceptable to the various parties who participated in that election, and who also got a share of the vote.
Does he really mean that?
Perhaps he would be better off suggesting going for the one policy – selected from a list – that nobody else has chosen?
Or would that be Pointless?
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Posted on December 7 2018 by Neil Thomas
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