Reply to post: Re: Divide and conquer

Brexit: Leaving the EU could trigger UK science patent law rejig

Len Silver badge

Re: Divide and conquer

While I see your point on some of the things you raise, I don't see how Britain would suddenly become a beacon of democracy after leaving the EU.

Leaving the EU will not suddenly allow all Britons to elect the Head of State, the Cabinet, the House of Lords, the Civil Service or their mayor. It will not suddenly give Britain an independent electoral watch dog, secret elections or more representative and less corrupt MPs. It will still allow MPs to retain their seat when they join Government (instead of checking Government) and it will still mean a party can run the country on a "majority" of 30% of the popular vote.

In short, post-Brexit, any position with serious influence in the UK will likely still be appointed instead of elected so I don't see much change there.

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