Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

I need to know what you think of referendums

It is fine for the government to ignore the wishes of the parliament if...

parliament makes a decision I don't like
4(5.1%)
parliament only made the choice by a percent or two
5(6.4%)
parliament made a choice that had some negative consequences
7(9.0%)
government thinks that parliament might not have thought about it enough
9(11.5%)
government thinks it might have asked the wrong question
14(17.9%)
SEIWEIC
9(11.5%)
Never
30(38.5%)

It is fine for the parliament to ignore the wishes of the people if...

the people make a decision I don't like
5(4.3%)
the people only made the choice by a percent or two
16(13.8%)
the people made a choice that had some negative consequences
16(13.8%)
parliament thinks the people might not have thought about it enough
26(22.4%)
parliament thinks it might have asked the wrong question
29(25.0%)
SEIWEIC
12(10.3%)
Never
12(10.3%)

Following the european referendum

I am happy with the result
2(3.1%)
I am unhappy with the result, but the people have spoken
23(35.9%)
We should have another referendum on the same question, until we get a better result
2(3.1%)
parliament should just override the result with a better one
24(37.5%)
we should somehow force Europe to negotiate against their wishes, spend two years not really being in or out, and then hold another referendum to see if we get a better result
3(4.7%)
SEIWEIC
10(15.6%)

My favourite fix for future referendums

They should never happen. We elect representatives, and they should make decisions for us.
11(16.7%)
They should need a supermajority to pass. If you can't get 60% of the people then you can't change anything.
31(47.0%)
They should go along with massive fines for anyone lying for political gain.
14(21.2%)
Is not needed. Regardless of my opinions on this result, the process was fine.
5(7.6%)
SEIWEIC
5(7.6%)
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