Ulysses Everett McGill
- Aug 26, 2011
There's that, but also the fact that the referendum was non-binding, and very ambiguous. Many top Brexiteers were very adamant that hard Brexit was not on the cards. So does doing that count as 'betrayal', as it wasn't what was promised? But then at the same time there are people who think anything less than hard Brexit is a 'betrayal'.Are politicians allowed to vote with their conscience? Surely an elected official has the right to vote for what he believes is right/best for the country even if it goes against the will of the people (which may or may not still be what it was when the referendum took place) ?
Isn't that how most democracies work, people aren't elected to do the direct will of the people on every decision, they are elected to make those decisions for the electorate who can't possibly vote on every decision. You don't like the decisions of the person you elected you vote him out but you can't moan that because he did what he felt was best for the country that its some kind of betrayal. Your window cleaning analogy is ridiculous, elected officials are not accountable to the public for their individual actions (if legal) except at the poles.
This is why Parliament exists.