“And we come back to the fundamental absurdity of having a referendum in the parliamentary state….”

Pulling back a wee bit from the madness that is local Republicans quoting the Northern Ireland Office as though it was some kind of Holy Writ, someone shared this on my FB stream tonight…

Then there’s this from Peter Hitchens on why despite being a dedicated Eurosceptic, he refused to take part in Mr Cameron’s referendum on EU Membership…

Remember, because this wasn’t a general election, the Leave campaign didn’t contain anybody who would be responsible for implementing it, if it won. As soon as it was over, the Leave campaign just dissipated like mist in the wind and there was nobody there to take responsibility for it. And the government which mostly contained people who never wanted to leave in the first place were left with the job of doing what the referendum told them to do. And we come back to the fundamental absurdity of having a referendum in the parliamentary state.

It’s well worth listening to the whole thing…