Referendums

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  • Created on: 27-05-15 15:17
Norton
"a referendum may be defined as the holding of a ballot in which electors are called upon, not to elect, but to pass judgement on a particular question."
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Alderson
"The difference between an election & a referendum is between voting on a muddle of issues & a clear one."
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Caroline Morris
"Referendums are a 'first-best' form of democracy"
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Daniel A. Smith
"they understand that their participation in the electoral process has real policy implications."
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Bogdanor (1)
"People are no longer prepare to accept a democracy where they vote once every 4 or 5 years and then leave everything to their political leaders."
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Bogdanor (2)
"Illusory in the modern world to believe that you can confine legislative matters solely to parliamentarians."
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Hazel
The cost of a referendum is the same as a general election, about £120 million.
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Browning
"Referendums put the people before Parliament."
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Peter Kellner on the 1975 EC referendum
"It is a constitutional outrage that was wholly to do with holding the Labour party together."
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"People are no longer prepare to accept a democracy where they vote once every 4 or 5 years and then leave everything to their political leaders."

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