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Should Jeremy Corbyn commit to a second referendum? The Independent

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Should Jeremy Corbyn adopt an unequivocal commitment to holding a second referendum? Under normal circumstances, it should be an easy question to answer: democrats who think of referendums as a useful injection of direct democracy into our system of representative government, should be in favour. And those who are sceptical of referendums should be against. Alas, our circumstances have stopped being “normal” from the moment Leave won the June 2016 referendum. The strongest evidence that we live in abnormal times is the curious observation that many who lambasted David Cameron for holding the first referendum, and who are generally inimical to the use of referendums in representative democracies, now support a

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