Flashcards in Refrendums Deck (8)
1998 Good Friday refrendum
Good referendum as it brought peace to Northern Ireland
and as 75% voted for a power share between two extreme camps with a history of violence.
Ealing Mayoral refrendum
Only 10% turnout - Tyranny of Minority
2012 Wales Police and Crime commissioner
Created on a 30% turnout at the refrendum
Other famous quotes
A.V.dicey - 'people's veto'
Blair - 'in the case of constitutional change' 'there is clearly case to be taken by the British people
Thatcher - 'sacrifice parliamentary sovereignty to political expediency'
Famous quotes about referendums
'A tool of dictators and demagogues' - Attlee
~ tyranny of the majority - and that the majority in question are often ill-equipped to understand precisely what is being asked for them
'A device so alien to all our traditions' - Attlee