Promised referendums

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  • Promised referendums (that never happened)
    • Electoral reform
    • UK adoption of the Euro
    • Ratification of the EU constitution
    • Further reform of the HOL
    • What happened to referendums
      • Thatcher believed referendums 'sacrifice parliamentary sovereignty to political expediency.'
      • Referendums are left to whim of party office.
      • The Electoral Commission are allowed to outline the question guidelines, by the Labour govt.
      • Prescott said that govt would retain final say.
      • From 2000, referendums would be state funded, wih yes/no campaigns, granted £600K each.


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