“They shouldn’t have left the [Brexit] decision to the public, due to its importance,” one of my friends just said.
The counterargument is obvious: democracy takes precedence, even if the electorate is so uninformed that after voting to leave they were googling “What is the EU?”
The question of whether to remain or leave should have been democratically decided aside, the EU Referendum was not born out of democracy. Nor was the vote to leave a working-class rebellion against the establishment.
Those who led both the Remain and Leave campaigns — David Cameron, Iain Duncan Smith, Boris Johnson and others — are the elites, some of them responsible for our now-crumbling NHS, our benefits-sanction starvation deaths, our jobcentre harassment-related suicides. Voting Leave was not a protest vote. It was voting the way the Establishment told us to — as was voting Remain, of course.