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The Duel: Should we have another EU referendum?

Toby Young and Jolyon Maugham debate one of the most important questions in politics today

ILLUSTRATION - A European flag is torn into 28 pieces, 02 June 2016. Photo: S. Steinach/dpa - NO WIRE SERVICE -

Yes, says Jolyon Maugham

Democracy is a living thing. Power comes from the people and exists for the people. The decision to “Leave” is what the people wanted—then. But what if the people change their minds? What if we see in the opinion polls sustained support to “Remain” above 60 per cent? Who is to say the people must be ignored? That although they must be heard then, they must be ignored now? And where does the power to say any of this come from?

Delivering last year’s referendum could betray the…

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