“I think a realignment in British politics is much needed, but it will be hard to see whether it will last, given the nature of the political system” Joe comments on the recent breakaway of 7 Labour MPs.
“Over the last two years, British politics has found itself in a dishonourable state of hypocrisy: the people who wagged their finger at David Cameron for resigning after the referendum are the same people who would have pushed for his resignation, had he not done so himself. Had the remain campaign won the Brexit referendum in 2016, they would be hailing democracy as a righteous and fair phenomenon- instead of insisting on a second referendum, hoping to get a different ‘democratic’ result.”
"Exactly why there is such controversy over the sovereignty of Parliament raises a number of worrying questions for our democracy, particularly in light of the list of parliamentarians who voted against Amendment 7." Read more about the Government's defeat on the amendment, and what this says about the future of parliamentary sovereignty here.