richfool wrote:SteMiS wrote:You are mistaking what you'd like to be true with what is. MPs are representatives not delegates. The only thing they are elected to do is use their judgement. You may think what they do is wrong (which is your right) but it doesn't make it undemocratic.
I am referring to the MP's who first of all voted for us to have a referendum, who then before and after the referendum stated that they would honour the result, and as Wizard says above, then stood and were elected in a General Election on manifestos supporting and honouring Brexit. They have abused democracy and insulted the electorate, and I trust will pay the price at the next elections.
This is speaking for others and not owning one's own opinions and feelings. The poster seems to be upset because he feels MPs have abused him and insulted him. He cannot speak for people like me. I am also "the electorate" and I am quite satisfied that MPs have neither abused democracy nor insulted me.
MPs are simply exercising the powers they have always had. This maybe is evidence of a progressive shift of power back towards parliament and away from the Prime Minister and Cabinet, reversing a trend dating to the Blair years and before. If that means we are becoming more a parliamentary democracy and less a sort of elected dictatorship I don't have a problem with that.
EDIT: A bit later richfool says "I don't call that democracy, nor do a great many others.", confirming the above. It is just opinion. And not held by all the electorate but by a "great many"...
So let us pit the opinion of the "great many" against that of the "other many" in a democratic referendum and see who prevails...