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For something of this magnitude, it should have required 2/3 of all eligible voters to actually make a decision that overrides their parliament.
Because a public referendum is an infinitely superior choice for issues like this, as opposed to trusting an elite few who represent monied interests first and the people a very distant second.
How come? Do you also think that treatment of a brain tumor is best determined by popular vote? I'm pretty sure a brain surgeon represents his income first and his patients only a very distant second.
Dude, you had at least 6 elections to elect representatives that would do what you want them to do. If Maastricht was such a big deal, why wasn't Maastricht an important topic in any election? You live in a representative democracy, so take your responsibility and vote in people that will do what you want them to do, and actually have a plan doing it.
But guess what, only loonies were up for that job. So essentially, the UK couldn't find representatives to get themselves out of the EU, so now they're telling people that think this is a absolutely terrible idea to plan an exit. Good thinking.
These minorities are asking for a second vote. So what is the majority afraid of? If there is an actual majority supporting leave, the second vote would surely turn out the same, right? It's a bit like an operating system, when you ask it to something potentially destructive, it will ask you for a confirmation "[Y/N]". If it is absolutely destructive (such as removing Perl from a Debian operation system), you will have to enter "Yes, do as I say".
It's quite clear that the 'majority' is shit-scared that the emperor doesn't have clothes, and that a confirmation referendum would see a 55% remain vote.
Many people write memos to tell you they have nothing to say.