September 16, 2005

Precedent for Referendum

How did I miss this? God I'm thick.

Thanks to TH who has just pointed out one glaring example of the decision on independence being taken by referendum (as dismissed by the commission in the following statement):

"The Commission learned that, in many cases, the decision on independence was determined by means of a general election and, in no instance, did the Commission discover the use of a referendum."

Uh, Bermuda perhaps. In 1995 we had our own little referendum where the answer was 'NO'. But that precedent wasn't worthy of mention.

Posted by Christian S. Dunleavy