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Friday, May 24, 2019

Conlawprof and the Recent EU Elections

Professor AAA wrote: “The European elections are exposing the fact that the British party system is well and truly collapsing.” True: but why is this a bad result? A majority of the voters voted for Leave in the referendum. A majority of MPs (from both major parties) are for Remain. In those circumstances, it is hardly surprising that there would be something like a significant realignment. If there were no meaningful realignment, then democratic institutions would be a failure. It is almost as if some people despise democracy and want that precise failure as long as their preferred outcome should be preserved and their knowledge base of extant institutions should remain prized. One could more easily understand this point of view if the people who held it were citizens of the entity about which they have such strong views, or if they lived in that entity and so would share with others the consequences of promoting such extreme views.


Seth Barrett Tillman, Conlawprof and the Recent EU Elections, New Reform Club (May 24, 2019, 4:36 AM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2019/05/conlawprof-and-recent-eu-elections.html>.  

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