An official House of Commons analysis says a series of further Parliamentary votes will be required in 2016 to enshrine a future referendum in law. It warns that the legislation being debated in Parliament this week – if passed – could have little legal relevance as it could be ignored by a future government.
The analysis concludes that it “would not appear possible to hold the referendum” without the further agreement of both Houses of Parliament after the next election to set the date and terms of a future vote.
Well quite, One Parliament cannot bind a future oone. Which, gloriously, means we can rescind the Climate Change and Equality Acts any time we want to .
If Dave really wants to make certain that there is a referendum then all he\’s got to do is have one while he\’s still PM.