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Brexit and Moral Obligations.

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G-Unit:
The Moral Maze discussed the moral duty of MP's. Melanie Phillips put the case that I have been making; that MP's moral duty is to keep their promises. They promised to abide by the result of the Brexit referendum and they should do it. Some MP's, she said, are trying to reverse the result of the referendim while pretending that's not what they are doing. She, like me, sees that as dishonest and immoral.

There followed a lot of discussion about sovereignty, where power ultimarely lies, what MP's are entitled to do and so on. In my opinion none of it was able to answer or negate Phillip's point because her point is bery clear and very simple. There's no excuse for breaking your promises!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002828

slartibartfast:

--- Quote from: G-Unit on February 03, 2019, 08:22:33 AM ---The Moral Maze discussed the moral duty of MP's. Melanie Phillips put the case that I have been making; that MP's moral duty is to keep their promises. They promised to abide by the result of the Brexit referendum and they should do it. Some MP's, she said, are trying to reverse the result of the referendim while pretending that's not what they are doing. She, like me, sees that as dishonest and immoral.

There followed a lot of discussion about sovereignty, where power ultimarely lies, what MP's are entitled to do and so on. In my opinion none of it was able to answer or negate Phillip's point because her point is bery clear and very simple. There's no excuse for breaking your promises!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002828

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An MPís responsibility is to act in the best interest of their constituents.

Carana:

--- Quote from: slartibartfast on February 03, 2019, 10:19:33 AM ---An MPís responsibility is to act in the best interest of their constituents.

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And collectively in the best interests of the country.

Carana:
Anna Soubry (Conservative) on party versus country:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWbnOtXHVGk

Davel:

--- Quote from: G-Unit on February 03, 2019, 08:22:33 AM ---The Moral Maze discussed the moral duty of MP's. Melanie Phillips put the case that I have been making; that MP's moral duty is to keep their promises. They promised to abide by the result of the Brexit referendum and they should do it. Some MP's, she said, are trying to reverse the result of the referendim while pretending that's not what they are doing. She, like me, sees that as dishonest and immoral.

There followed a lot of discussion about sovereignty, where power ultimarely lies, what MP's are entitled to do and so on. In my opinion none of it was able to answer or negate Phillip's point because her point is bery clear and very simple. There's no excuse for breaking your promises!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002828

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as far as I can see MPs made no promise to implement the result of the referendum....and as I understand its  only because of the legal challenge that MPs were given the right to vote on it...it was camerons govt that made the promise...not MPs

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