A Healthy Democracy Is Always In Flux—The People Deserve Another Vote

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Let me take you on a metaphorical coach journey. One hundred passengers are heading down the motorway towards Europe when, suddenly, the driver suggests taking a detour to the nostalgia-based theme park, Brexitland. This proposal proves divisive. A lot of the older passengers are incredibly excited about this new development. The younger ones tend to be less keen. They’ve heard stories about dangerous rides, expensive food, long queues. They determine that the fairest way to decide is to hold a vote—and the Brexitland option wins out by 52–48. Despite much grumbling from the losers, the coach driver turns off the motorway and up the dirt road that leads towards their chosen destination. Things do not go smoothly, however. The coach…