Death of democracy?

It was Mark Twain who once said “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

He was right, or so the British parliament thought when they set up what should have been an impossible to lose vote on the UK remaining part of the European union.

Nobody, or so they thought, was that pissed off with Brussels, telling us what we could and couldn’t do, and have them charge us billions of pounds every year for the privilege, that they would vote to leave the union.

And who would have argued? Even the most ardent ‘leave’ voters, on waking up to the news could hardly believe that it had happened.

But it had, and from that very moment, a conspiracy to overturn democracy was set in motion by people that would obviously rather dictate to us.

We have been told ever since, that we did not fully understand what it was that we had voted for. That we had been lied to, and that we need to have another vote to reverse the decision.

Ridiculous scaremongering claims have been made. Tulips will cost £400 per bunch, and we will have to wait six months before spaghetti will be cleared by customs. We will not be allowed to go to Spain on holiday and the French will forbid us to look at the Eiffel tower.

Pro remainers, the ones who lost the referendum, have taken to the streets waving their flags and demonstrating against the decision, which was won by majority vote.

This is democracy in the free world, this is what millions of people fought and died for defending. No vote, no referendum, ever goes the way of 100% of the population. If it did, what would be the point of having the vote? Someone will always be unhappy with the outcome.

In a democratic country you have to accept the will of the majority. You don’t have to like it, I rarely do. But please respect it.

It’s what makes us who we are!

The freedom to choose, is a privilege that not everyone in this world is lucky enough to enjoy.

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