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    1/n Owen's getting a lot of unfair flak over this. But I don't think saying 'because I'm a democrat' is the right way to approach the issue.

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    I don't like Brexit but I also think the wishes of the British people must be honoured because I'm a democrat.

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    2/n Because there are valid questions about the referendum from a democratic perspective. Not because Leave lied or people were ill-informed

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    3/n but because aggregation of disparate opinions into a single result is inherently problematic.This is a key insight of democratic theory.

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    4/n Indeed the insight comes originally from one of the founders of modern democratic theory, Condorcet. blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2016/06…

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    5/n @jdportes 's article shows (IMO) how problematic the idea that a referendum result simply reflects public opinion is. A democratic point

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    6/6 So those who don't accept result aren't less democratic than those who do. It may have been an issue that couldn't be resolved this way.

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