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.
2/n Because there are valid questions about the referendum from a democratic perspective. Not because Leave lied or people were ill-informed
3/n but because aggregation of disparate opinions into a single result is inherently problematic.This is a key insight of democratic theory.
4/n Indeed the insight comes originally from one of the founders of modern democratic theory, Condorcet. blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2016/06…
5/n @jdportes 's article shows (IMO) how problematic the idea that a referendum result simply reflects public opinion is. A democratic point