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Populism versus democracy

If MPs uncritically accept the results of the EU referendum, they are not doing their jobs

By AC Grayling   September 2016

MPs must keep Britain in the EU, argues Grayling ©Toby Melville/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Populism is finding its voice on both sides of the Atlantic—in the Trump phenomenon in the United States, in the Brexit vote in the UK, in other separatist movements in the European Union. Populism is the people pushing back at elites and giving voice to dissatisfaction. There is something to applaud in this, and something to fear—even for the populists themselves—and…

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