2012-02-24 Who should decide to hold a referendum of the people?

Who should decide to hold a referendum of the people?

Despots and governments have oft used the plebiscite (decision by the people or electorate, “referendum”) to manipulate politics and trick their rivals.

Who will decide how and when to hold a referendum about independence of Scotland? Will that be the Scottish National Party, one or a few of its leaders, the Scottish government or parliament, or perhaps our masters the UK government? Why should not the *electorate* decide when to have a referendum and also possess the right to put forward a clear, written proposition? According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country” both directly (on issues) or by electing MPs. See how this can work at http://www.iniref.org/steps.html

similar posted also to:




INIREF Citizens’ Initiative and Referendum

Campaign for direct democracy in Britain


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