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Referendums versus parliament: when votes collide

When both systems are employed simultaneously to resolve the same problem, the risk of accident is obvious

By Igor Judge   April 2019

A second referendum? Judge previously told Prospect "I don't think it would help." Photo: Shutterstock

Every society, even the most primitive, has laws and lawmakers. Across the globe the arrangements for government, the relationship between those vested with power and the citizen, and how his or her rights are enforced all depend on the constitution. Although we may not think about it very often, in every society, in any part of the world, the constitution impinges on daily life. 

After Brexit the question of whether our constitution should continue…

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