Reply to post: Re: Neverendum finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

Paul Stimpson

Re: Neverendum

I take issue with your assertion that this referendum was "free and fair."

In the UK, it is illegal to tell lies about a political candidate during an election campaign in order to sabotage their candidacy. There is no similar law that makes it illegal to tell such lies in a referendum campaign.

The EU referendum campaign was, in my view, defined by people telling the public whatever they wanted to hear to get the result they desired. I don't think that any democratic process can be defined as "free and fair" or even genuinely democratic when significant campaigners set out to spread misinformation so that the voters weren't making a genuinely informed decision.

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