References to the People

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576982
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702235 | DOI:
References to the People

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This chapter talks about the referendums in Great Britain. Only one national referendum was held in 1975, which was used to decide whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the Common Market. Since then, a number of referendums have been held and these include referendums in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and London,sometimes in particular towns and cities — but none of them has been UK-wide or Britain-wide. Although only one national referendum has ever been held in the UK it remains possible that another might be held once another major issue exerts influence on public affairs in Britain.

Keywords: referendums; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Common Market; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Wales; London; public affairs

Chapter.  9234 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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