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Posts Tagged: Referendums
No council has ever held a referendum on tax rises over five per cent. Javid’s decision to raise the cap means taxpayers will be hit without the democratic chance to object.
The new Corbynite council tax plan is an attempt to overcome the fundamental unpopularity of higher taxes
Even the hard Left now admit that the claim that people are happy to pay more is hollow. Their answer? Harness the politics of envy and division.
The Kurds have proved to be staunch allies against Daesh, and their forthcoming referendum will help them protect both themselves and us.
The Guardian’s John Harris talks to voters across Scotland.
Peter Duncan: The Prime Minister’s gamble in Scotland – and why pressure for another independence vote may become unstoppable
Any result which sees the election of more than 45 nationalists will raise some awkward questions for May as she forms her new government.
Sturgeon wants a poll to be timed to cause maximum disruption to the talks. She mustn’t get away with it.
Only a constitutional referendum lock, safeguarded by the Queen, can protect us from the left-wing coalition that could take power in 2020.
Even when the question is properly specified, they offer voters a binary choice without any consideration of the consequences that potentially flow.
Jeremy Sher: Future referendums should require a majority of the Home Nations, not just a majority of the people
Our democratic rules have not kept pace with the changing nature of the Union.
The campaign group hopes to lead the official No campaign.
His Machiavellian approach, backstabbing and dubious tactics cost him popular support. The nation’s problems remain unsolved.
Iain Duncan Smith: Britain last June. America last month. Now Italy. Next, Germany? France? Holland? Revolt against the elites is sweeping the West.
Are we seeing a convulsion as great as 1968 – or even 1848?
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
The only way to reconcile our different political desires peacefully is through the compromises inherent in representative democracy.